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Bmi Reduces LHR-TLV  
User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1866 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Does BD really HAVE a plan? their just running out of places to go,

BMI is to suspend two of its weekend flights to Israel for this winter season. From November until March 2010 the airline will reduce the number of weekly flights on its Heathrow - Ben-Gurion route to 12, operating just one daily flight instead of two each Friday and Saturday.

The planned cutback in the number of flights this November coincides with the launch of flights to be operated by easyJet between Luton and Israel. The is also a drop-off in demand over the winter season.

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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1684 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Also bear in mind that Friday/Saturday in Israel is the sabbath. Probably not a lot of traffic on those days to justify 2 flights.

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I wonder what they will do with the spare aircraft on those days?

It could do TFS, PMI or somewhere like that. Places UK residents want to go on a Friday or Saturday.

As pointed out, this is a reduction not a cut on the TLV route.

User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

ZKOJH, BD have found their way in the last while, how can reducing service on a route make you ask if they have a plan or not, unfortunatley this is the steriotypical attitude towards BD which they themselves have created. Just about every airline worldwide is reducing capacity and routes? Do any of them have a plan?

User currently offlineBAStew From Madagascar, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Guess lots of airlines cut winter capacity to TLV.

BA is swapping the morning 777 to a 767. So 2 x 767's a day versus 1 x 777 & 1 x 767.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30069 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Having just come back from TLV on Tuesday I have to say BMI's product was great. I flew in Prem Y and it was 10/10. The flight was mostly full in Y and Prem Y , J class was so so.

Last time I flew in J class last month on the route and again I was impressed. This is just a seasonal reduction. Now if they axed the route then it would be another matter as it would create a really bad impression. If they stick with the CAI and TLV route with the A330 then it will work for them.

User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I flew BMI from LHR to TLV on September 2nd and the load on the plane was about 40%. I think this is a wise decidsion by BMI, especially that Easy Jet are going to start service from Luton to TLV on Nov. 2nd.


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