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El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:15 am

EL-AL has suspended flights between isranel and istanbul. due to a dispute with airport security in istanbul.
as Turkey is the most touristit holiday destination for the israeli, ther are 100s of them stranded... how will they get back to israel/turkey... will EL-AL be liable for all the flight transfers ?
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:23 pm

El-Al makes sure that all its passengers on the canceled flights will have alternate flights.
Up to now 2 flights were canceled, the last Thursday flight and this evening (Saturday) flight.
The suspension is for all the Israelis companies and not just El-Al.
Everybody hopes that tomorrow that problem will be solved.

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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:35 pm

El Al suspended all its flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul because the Turkish authorities refused permission to the company to continue its security procedures at Ataturk International Airport.

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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:55 pm

Relations between Turkey and Israel right now have never been lower.

Turkey strongly condemned the recent demolition of homes in Rafah by Israeli forces. This caused Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul to label Israel as a "terrorist state."

The current troubles between Turkey and Israel may be the reason why Ataturk Int'l authorities refused to allow El Al to continue its tough airport security procedures, possibly to intentionally make them stop flying to Istanbul....

Are any other Turkish destinations affected or is it only Istanbul?

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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:56 pm

el al only serves istanbul in turkey so i guess no more turkey for them... curious to see how turkish airlines and isareli authorities will answer 2 dat
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:08 pm

Soups:
The are also charters to Anatalya.
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:11 pm

are the charters operarted by EL-AL or other airline?
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:17 pm

Soups:
both. (El Al, Sun Dor, Israir and Arkia)
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:18 pm

are they still operating antalya flights? or is it just istanbul flights suspended?
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:20 pm

just IST as far as I know
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:21 pm

thx for the info mate im gonna jump now on el al www and check
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:31 pm

you are welcome.

Apparently turkish Sky Airlines also serve IST-TLV line.
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:44 pm

wot a/c type does it operate the IST route? 757?
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:50 pm

LY, Arkia, Israir and Sun dor use mostly 757, though 737 are flown as well.
Turkish use both 310 and 737. Other turkish charters (MNG pax and Sky) fly 737-200.

[Edited 2004-06-29 13:50:28]
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:05 am

is it only antalya and ist they serve or other turkish airports?
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:57 am

Budrum is also served by some charters.
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:30 pm

According to Maariv daily newspaper Sun Dor and Israir will resume flights to Antalya this evening. Since Sun Dor is using LY crews and equipment I hope that LY is one step away from resuming service to IST as well. (Apparently the security problem was only an issue in IST )
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RE: El-al Suspends Flights To Istanbul

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:36 pm

hope 2 c it back in ist
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