Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 748 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
Not long ago I had an enquiry from what I think was a travel agent to lay on connecting charter flights between MAN and STN to link up with a weekly El Al service which operates there (I don't know what the attraction of Stansted is but there you go). The STN flights were late at night and to lay on any kind of connection was impractical and very expensive, so it didn't happen.
I thought Arkia were considering coming to MAN at some point?
Semsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3293 times:
El Al was flying to Manchester for well over 20 years. Tourism is down due to the political situation. However it is not a Charity. It is a business. Maybe they should do a deal with Arkia and Israir to operate charter flights.
IAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3243 times:
I thought that El Al was concentrating on intercontinental (long haul) routes that attract both tourist and business passengers. MAN does not seem to fit this profile. Yet to be fair, El Al continues to fly to MRS, which seems similar to MAN. Both destinations primarily would generate low yield VFR traffic for LY.
TodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2807 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
I don't know whether the MAN route was profitable....Quite often throughout the 1980s and 1990s the flights to and from MAN were not direct, but had a stopover here in GVA. I remember very well the LY 311 and 312 flight numbers, which were sometimes appearing instead of the regular GVA 345/346 numbers. Usually these TLV-GVA-MAN-GVA-TLV flights were operated by 757s. It happened regularly.
BTW...those who designed the "Tell El Al" campaign are using LY's old logo...the one created in 1962 by a great Dutch graphic designer and which was later transformed into the linear logo used until last year...before the stupid and ridiculous decision to "modernize" it into the horror one can admire at www.elal.com...
I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)