flight between HKG
would be a success for CX
if it was launched, say 3 times weekly with an A343. A connection between SIN
would also be successful. As pointed out above, there is potential business traffic for the route (technology and trade), along with leisure passengers going to and leaving from Israel, plus either CX
could tap into the Israel-Australia market - its not a huge market but it is signficant as many Israelis have family and other connections to Australia - and fares are quite high; many pax backtrack from TLV
to Europe to pick up flights to Australia.
I am well aware of world politics and the difficult situation regarding Israel, and a discussion of those issues is not appropriate for this site, but why would either CX
serving Israel be politically sensitive? Just about every European airline has mainline and/or charter flights into Israel, and all of those airlines provide service to Arab and Islamic nations as well, so I do not understand the point.
Regarding security at TLV
, yes its tough, it has to be. EL AL has its own standards (which many find uncomfortable, but there is no chioce) but other airlines also impose heightened standards. Even with these higher secuirty standards, BA
, and many others successfully serve Israel, as could CX