I have heard on these forums that flights between the United States and Israel are quite profitable. Also, in a recent thread about the Israeli government possibly allowing Israir to start flights between TLV
and New York, it was mentioned that El Al will probably appeal that decision to the highest court in Israel because the government promised to not allow additional Israeli airlines on this route as part of El Al's privatization. Given that, I would guess that it is profitable. In reality, how profitable are the flights between the United States and Israel, particularly for flights originating in or leaving JFK
? Also, how profitable do you believe Delta's new ATL
flights or El Al's nonstop TLV
flights will be? Are there prospects for expanding USA-Israel service, particularly with more cities in the United States? Lastly, who typically flies these flights: religious pilgrims, businesspeople, people visiting family, tourists?