TWA_PHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
Does anyone know what will happend to TWA's route's from JFk to Cairo and Riyadh ? Will AA keep these routes for themselves or will they give them up ? And If they continue them what type of AC will they use ? And would they still fly to Riyadh via Cairo as TWA did with the 767-300 ?
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1387 times:
AA intends to keep the JFK-CAI-RUH route initially, but I for one will not be surprised to see it axed within the year. The Middle Eastern routes are not particularly profitable for US carriers and they are head to head with local carriers who have a lower cost basis and plenty of oil money to suck up those losses. TW was able to subsidize this operation with their fifth freedom rights CAI-RUH, but I don't believe that those transfer to AA after the TWA, LLC period is done and the old TWA operating certificate goes away. The loss of that traffic will cause the route to go red, and AA will pull out of the market shortly thereafter.
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
DL was awarded the JFK-TLV route out right. They are not taking over TW's route. DL flight 96 using an MD11, will commence on June 1, 2001, departing JFK at 6pm arriving TLV at 1150am the next day.
AA has decided not to continue TW's JFK-TLV service as they deemed it to be unprofitable. However, had AA chosen to keep this route intact, then the JFK-TLV market would have been served by DL, AA, and EL AL concurrently.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6247 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
I belive that if AA is too continue to operate the JFK - Cairo-Ridyah route it would be in 767-300 just like TWA . I dont think capacity is as big as to operate a 777 on the route . AA will have Egypt Air and Delta as comprtition on the Cairo route and Saudi Araibian which has an advantage over AA and that is that its nonstop.