El Al 001
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El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:16 am

Hello everyone!

LY's management confirmed today that LY will axe this month (only for the winter time... atleast that what they say...)
the following destinations:

DUS, NBO, SIP and VIE.

Services to VIE will continue to be offered by LY's codeshare with Austrian.

rumour says that MRS will be added to the list really soon... might be followed by JNB....

Yep, demand decreases and LY's network shrinks  Sad

Thats really sad.

Michael.

 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:34 am

Doesn't know if it has been mentioned before but McKinsey seems to advise ELAL not to take delivery of the 4th B777. I read the news on Bloomberg but as far as I know it's still unconfirmed. Moreover, McKinsey at ELAL? No wonder LY is axing routes (wonder if they also axer some employees).

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Laurens
 
El Al 001
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:53 am

Thats right. McKinsey advises El Al not to hurry with the 4th 777. And much more....

I'll post more about it A.S.A.P

Mike
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:00 am

The yields on JNB are terrible - rather leave the route to codeshare partner SAA!
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:07 am

LY operates the fligths to JNB on a joint operation basis with SAA, if LY leaves, no flights between TLV and JNB at all.
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:52 pm

and what about Chicago?
According to the Jerusalem Post (quoting Maariv), LY is going to stop this route.
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 9:42 pm

Why El Al have never flown to Miami is one of the great mysteries of aviation.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Fri Nov 02, 2001 10:08 pm

Are their Italian operations affect from cutting and suspension or they will keep the regular schedule??
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Sat Nov 03, 2001 1:07 am

Cedarjet, they fly to Miami three times a week via JFK.

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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Sat Nov 03, 2001 5:36 am

I agree with Cedarjet, a nonstop MIA-TLV seems very appropriate. Maybe with one of those new 777s (but not in this environment).
 
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RE: El Al; The Axed List Grows :-(

Sat Nov 03, 2001 5:55 am

Of course, now is not the time, but, yes, a non-stop MIA-TLV flight is very much in demand. El Al did operate TLV-MCO-MIA-TLV during the summer of 1996 and in 1999, when Atlanta airport officials were trying to lure El Al, they did say they would look into it, but only if the flight was via/stopped in/orgininated in Miami. Thrice weekly 744/four times weekly 772 would work fine, especially during the summer. Miami's Jewish population is larger than that of Chicago and Washington combined. Larger than Tel Aviv, Warsaw, London, Madrid, and Buenos Aires, among others. Only NYC is larger. However, I will say, the current "system" works well. El Al puts flyers through the rigourous pre-boarding procedures at thier own check-in desk handled by thier own employees at MIA (and they do have one of those bomb decompression chambers at MIA). You then board a North American (plane parks right next to an El Al 744 at JFK, and you are directed right into the waiting area. LY owns 49% of North American, I believe) 737-800 or 757-200 to JFK. I've always though that El Al should fly TLV-MIA-EZE and get fifth freedom on MIA-EZE. None the less, I wouldn't anticipate anything in the coming 18 or so months.
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