JFK787NYC From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 817 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
THIS IS MY FIRST POST ON AIRLINERS.NET
I was wondering why Aeroflot does not fly to Tel Aviv themselves? I thought this is a very major route for LY and Transaero? There are flights coming into Tel Aviv from all former Soviet Union cities and they are usually packed.
MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
In addition to El Al, Rossiya and Transaero providing up to 6 daily flights, LY captures traffic that would normally connect via Moscow by having non-stops (in addition to Moscow and St.Petersburg) to Bucharest, Chişinău, Dnipropetrovsk, Kiev, Minsk, Odessa, Simferopol, Sofia with Vilnius starting June 13.
So probably Aeroflot feels there is enough capacity and service Tel Aviv via codeshare or they are short on airplanes.
Raffik From Zambia, joined Feb 2006, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
How bizarre! Aeroflot serve BEY regularly with A319/A320/T154 aircraft during the week- I would have thought TLV would have got a connection, but if there are upwards of 6 daily services by other airlines, there probably isn't sufficient capacity for any more.
JFK787NYC From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
Moscow - Tel Aviv is a very big route in terms of traffic
Transaero flies 747/767
and I believe EL AL flies 3 flights daily with 737-800 if I am not mistaken.
There are over 2 million Russian Speaking people in Israel. I just dont understand why Aeroflot would like to focus more on the arabic speaking countries instead of focusing on there own speaking people.
IAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Both LY and UN fly to DME. I don't think any airline regularly flies from TLV to SVO, which is SU's hub. If SU were to fly to TLV, Skyteam, far and away, would be the alliance with the strongest presence in Israel. In that event, I think that AM and NW would be the only Skyteam members that would not fly to TLV. However, KE only offers cargo service to TLV at this time.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
Check out the Ben-Gurion Airport website under the airline section. Aside from Aeroflot, virtually every other obscure airline from the former Soviet Republics serve Tel Aviv. Anytime I've landed at TLV, there is an armada of TU154's from airlines which most of us have never seen, nor heard of.
IIRC, there is indeed some bizarre reason that SU does not (or cannot) serve TLV.