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User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

According to ynetnews.com and the Air France website in Israel, AF will fly three times a week between NCE and TLV, starting on April 4, 2012. AF will operate either an A319 on an A320 on this route.

ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4159514,00.html

airfrance.com/cgi-bin/AF/IL/en/common/home/flights/ticket-plane.co

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User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

I wonder if Marseille would make more sense, since the city has the second largest Jewish population in France (80,000).

User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 1):
I wonder if Marseille would make more sense, since the city has the second largest Jewish population in France (80,000).

LY already flies to Marseilles. Nice seems to cater to a different market.


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Nice to see a new route for AF after seeing all the threads about them axeing routes! Hope to hear my good news.  


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24813 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Yes announced a while back as part of the build up of Nice

Air France Unveils NCE And TLS Bases (by Alsatian Dec 5 2011 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlinedennys From France, joined May 2001, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Just for info that is not very new .

LY flew NCE from 1968 untill 1971 when they switched NCE for MRS

AF flew 707s NYC LIS NCE TLV 3 x a week in summer of 1968 and 1969

And after 707 PAR NCE TLV

CDG NCE TLV by AB4 ( from 1976 )

Then as far as i can remember LYS NCE TLV 727 advanced by 1981

After 1991 most of the middle east flights were concentrated at CDGike it is now

But the Jewish community is still strongin Nice . Therefore AF moved a little bit too late to reopen this sector


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting dennys (Reply 5):

AF flew 707s NYC LIS NCE TLV 3 x a week in summer of 1968 and 1969

Was the same flight number used all the way? It's very rare that bilaterals permit 6th freedom services via an airline's home country to use a single flight number between two 3rd countries.


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5074 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

What took them so long  ?

Saludos,
A.

PS: easyJet was actually considering launching this.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinehkg212 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 1):
I wonder if Marseille would make more sense, since the city has the second largest Jewish population in France (80,000).
Quoting dennys (Reply 5):
But the Jewish community is still strongin Nice .

Local Jewish communities have little to do with European routes to and from TLV. Otherwise you wouldn't have regular non-hub links to cities like BCN, BSL, CGN, CPH, BER, GVA, BUD, VIE, MXP, BRU, and other cities with no significant Jewish population.

The reason seems pretty straightforward to me. Israelis travel a lot to Europe on vacation, and Tel Aviv (recently named "best gay city in the world 2011") has become a popular holiday destination from Europe. There is more to O/D than ethnic affiliation.


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