What the hell are you all talking about????
El Al had already posted a 20% decrease in operations last April.
The airline is expected to lose 105 milion $$ on 2001, after lossing 109 milion $$ last year (2000).
The airline was rated number 13# in the list of the world's most lossing airlines (of 2000).... thats FAR from doing o.k!!!!
LY772 - chaval lecha al hazman, tafsik lishol efo ani gar.... AND, yes, TLV is a 'militery' base, so???? sure you can take pictures! The only active militery a/c at TLV are some old 707 and L-130, thats all!
Air Blue - I have no idea, i guess that AZ would fly daily from MXP and daily from FCO.
Boeing757fan - Sure you can spot airplanes at TLV, infact my last birthday party was at the best spotting place, in the field, my friends really surprised me..... BTW, its a really romantic place too....
Hey Alain, whats up?? LY had already ceased operation to the following airports: ARN, HEL, CPH, NBO, MAN, LIS, BWI and another few in Eastern Europe. Also most of the destinations were reduced in terms of frequencies and capacity.
Mah4546 - LY said last Sunday that it would have to lay off another 240 employees in addition to the 300 employees that are already out, the crisis in Israel is hurting the airline badly, load factor used to be at LY around 70% in the past, this year we are 10%-25% far from this number.... most of the destination in EU decreased in 50% over the last few months. Forget about a TLV-MIA nonstop, not anytime soon!!! (even when the 4th 777 comes)
The airline is doing well in the services to Asia, thats true, but its NOT thanks to some transit pax from EU or the US, thats a mistake! flight time from TLV to BKK or HKG is the same as from FRA for instance, there are NO pax from EU/USA that do that!!!
Oh and LY might wait a bit with the phasing out of its 742, true, some convertibles a/c would be changed from pax to cargo operation.