LY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 2 Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3602 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
CXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3375 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.
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.
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.