RJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1946 posts, RR: 11 Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2074 times:
Delta will still flying to the Cairo, Dubai and Tel Aviv. Last Friday I sent an email to Delta and today they give to me the answer. Of course that these flights will be operated with extreme security. The Delta flights to Cairo, Dubai and Tel Aviv will be served with MD-11.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33613 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
Guys, just because there are tensions in the Middle East does not mean that DL is going to axe routes. The United Arab Emirates is one of the wealthiest, most secure countries in the Middle East and an ally of the US. There is quite a lot of business demand between the US and Dubai. Ties between the US and Egypt also remain strong. Now, I don't know what the yields are on this route (I would think they would be pretty good, though, mostly thanks to the Dubai extension), but if they are good, JFK-CAI-DXB won't go anywhere.
PSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
Well AA cut TWA's routes from JFK to Cairo and Riyadh a few weeks ago in addition the to discontinuing Tel Aviv service a while back. There's already less capacity in the market, perhaps enough for DL to sustain those routes
RJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1946 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Cairo was dropped by AA/TWA and now the route is served only by Egypt Air. And Dubai is served from US only by Malaysian Airlines with 3 weekly flights.
If Delta decided support the Cairo and Dubai route that indicate that the demand exist.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
It's really too early to tell, the route is relatively new. I've heard that the loads are so and so, not that great. With the WTC incident last week business travel is way down, even in Dubai. Also, I heard that the JFK-CAI-DXB will be downgraded to a B767-300. Is that true?