VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1904 times:
Continental is flying to Isreal out of EWR; so TWA watch out and be prepared. I hope that TWA will be agressive to keep the mid-east routes. I'm still shocked when TWA pulled out of Milan and Rome. I hope that the Mid east is not affected by Karabu. It will be a dark day in aviation if TWA pulls out of the Mid-eastal together.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
The Middle East is not all that profitable, beyond Israel and possibly Cairo. Second, the security requirements
needed to operate services to the region are prohibitive
and there are plenty of markets elsewhere that need
more air service (including Africa and parts of Europe).
TWA should consider offering a second daily 767-300
service to Tel Aviv, Israel. Perhaps the evening flight
should be complemented with a daylight departure in
the mornings, something LY does.
At Newark, Continental is planning a third daily flight
to Tel Aviv but with the turmoil the region, growth
may be postponed.
Sju-lax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
This route has come up for review in the past, and as three new/ almost new 767-300ERs are aquired, I see them having finally the means to start a flight like this. Although I think routes like Santo Domingo from JFK and Punta Cana would go double or triple daily with these aircraft as the flights are always jam-packed full.
LAX-BOS should be announced soon
The following routes are already available for sail, and have just been loaded:
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1818 times:
TLV-EWR on LY is now nonstop. No more STN stopovers. The stop over was due to LY operating a 757 on the route. In summer, LY flies a 747-400 and year-round it is a 747-400/300 (the -300 leased from Air Atlantic Iceland) and
or a 767.
El Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
LY does'nt operate TLV-EWR via STN anymore.
The stop over at STN wasnt because of technical reasons like you can understand from COEWR post, it was to give tourists from Israel & from the US an option to make a stop and visit London on their way to Israel or the US.
The flights were operated by both 757 & 747.
Today, El Al operates 6-9 nonstop flights a week to EWR, operated mainly by a 744, but also 747/743 & MD11.