Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4687 times:
I know that if airlines fly to Isreal they all go to TLV but I have never heard of Jerusalem having it's own airport nor the direct flights... Did I just miss it or does Jerusalem not have it's own airport?
Voodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4616 times:
Was an old RAF field I believe, pre-1948.
Well its more than just general aviation since Arkia does fly there but only domestically. Because its in the West Bank, it would be a diplomatic minefield to get international air rights to/from. In the most optomistic post-Oslo-talks days, there was an idea of eventually making it a tri-national (Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian) airport, similiar to the bi-national plan for Jordan's Aqaba/Eilat... which also have come to nought.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
There is a Jerusalem airport, Atarot, code is JRS, but currently, there´s no scheduled service there. TLV-Ben Gurion is only 30 kilometres away from Jerusalem, you know.
In 1997, JRS had apparently a peak time: Arkia operated several flights with Dash 7:
13 weekly to Eilat (ETH)
4 weekly to Haifa (HFA)
4 weekly to Rosh Pina (RPN) - Kiryat Shmona (KSW)
1 weekly KSW-RPN
6 weekly to Tel Aviv Sde Dov (SDE)
In 1998, that was down to
In 2000, all that was left were
And the last flights were in the winter schedule 00/01,
1 sole weekly ETH service.
btw, Max, since I was already skimming through my old OAGs, didn´t you ask some time ago for UA´s pre-777 FRA equipment?
UA´s German flights according to the 5/93 issue:
-ORD UA941 763, on to DEN with D10
-IAD UA917 mix of 763 and 747, on to SFO with 747, involving a plane change on some days, on others not
-LHR UA935 72S (no codeshare, I remember seeing that plane in full [new] UA colours), on to LAX with 74L ( ), on to SAN with 767
-LHR UA903 72S, on to JFK with 767
UA´s German flights according to the 5/94 issue:
-ORD UA941 763, on to SFO with 747, on to HNL with D10
-IAD UA917 747, on to TPA with 72S
-LHR-LAX UA935 763 (no change of a/c anymore at LHR), on to SAN with 72S
UA´s German flights according to the 3/95 issue:
-ORD-SFO UA941 763 (no change of a/c)
-IAD UA917 763, on to TPA with 72S
-UA935 (763 to LAX, 737 to SAN) now originated at LHR with a convenient connexion flight FRA-LHR operated with UA flight number on BD DC9.
UA had full traffic rights on the FRA/HAM-LHR flights.
Cap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4545 times:
I was at Atarot in 1999 en route to ETH. I can see why it is closed now, we had to drive through the West Bank to get there...let's just say it was an interesting experience. On the way back, I flew to Sdeh Dov. Now that's a convenient airport!