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Widebodies At TLV?  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I was looking at pictures taken at TLV, It seems like more and more airlines send widebodies to TLV, even if it is seasonal:

- KL now sends 772s for S11
- LH with a mix of 744s and A343/346/333s
- IB with some A343s with narrowbodies
- TK with some A343s and A332s/A333s, plus narrowbodies
- ET with 763s and even 77Ls!
- BA with a mix of 763s/772s
- OS with 763s, plus narrowbodies
- LX with A332s (soon A343s)
- SN sometimes sending A332s
- VV with 763s
- SU with IL96s, 763s (plus narrowbodies)

plus charters (Thomas Cook with 763s, XL Airways with A332s)
and of course North American airlines, but this is obvious

[Edited 2011-05-20 07:26:32]


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User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Yup, the market has grown a lot. Most European airlines do a healthy connecting business to TLV, so not surprising to see so many widebodies on these routes.

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Big connecting market, and a big local market too - I read somewhere that Israelis spend more of a percentage of income on travel on average than any other developed country...also, from Europe there's a good amount of IT business.

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
ET with 763s and even 77Ls!

ET has a huge share in the Israel-Africa market, and then there's the Ethiopian community in Israel. I don't know how many have ties still back in Ethiopia since most of the community moved to Israel. I do know that ET's generally the choice when going to Sub-Saharan Africa - my relatives in Israel have taken them a few times down to SA via ADD.

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
- BA with a mix of 763s/772s

BA's been using widebodies on that market for a very long time-they used to have much more of the transatlantic market from Israel than they do now, but they still make a healthy amount off it. BA does very well with the Orthodox market.



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User currently offlinefly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1044 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

I believe KE sends in their a330s?

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting fly2yyz (Reply 5):
I believe KE sends in their a330s?

Right.
I didn't mention them because KE sending a widebody is obvious given the distance between South Korea and Israel



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

AC sends their 763s from YYZ. I think they also stuck in a 77L now and then.


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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1507 times:

Don't forget RO sends its A310 to TLV daily. Quite a rare sight, no doubt.

User currently offlinephllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1418 times:

I believe LH is the 2nd largest carrier at TLV in terms of pax carried.

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