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by yochai
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N390AA just arrived in ILN from storage in ROW today (10/19/20). CAM bought it 4 days ago, as our friend MO11 pointed out. Give it a few days in ILN and it should be the next frame to head over to TLV. Looks like CAM is pushing one per month over to TLV. Most likely this will be for Amazon, part of...

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by yochai
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29612

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

xwb777 wrote:
Tomorrow, 19OCT, Etihad will be operating the first commercial flight to TLV.

EY9607 0500 AUH-0630 TLV
EY9608 0900 TLV-1430 AUH

Equipment: B787-10


Will be operated by A6-BMH “Greenliner” c/s

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by yochai
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

The next ex WestJet 767-300 for Amazon, N521AZ, will be arriving TLV on Friday afternoon from PHL for freighter mods.

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by yochai
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEy9_MZBgeY/
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Some photos of N503AZ I took in TLV yesterday morning (rejected by a.net of course :spin: )

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEy9_MZBgeY/

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by yochai
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29612

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

- Shopping may be an option. I have no idea how fond of shopping are Israeli tourists. But they have other options. Shopping is a huge part of it. Dubai is an incredibly popular shopping destination for people from all over. There are a lot of brands that are hard to get elsewhere, it's a big centr...

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by yochai
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N503AZ is scheduled for arrival in TLV on Sunday, pending delays, so seems like Amazon will also do its freighter conversions in TLV.

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by yochai
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29612

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

When a new country pair becomes available due to peace breaking out between nations, airlines typically get excited, bidding for frequencies and generally jostling for position and market share. Once tickets go on sale, and flights begin operating there is a shakeout, with the over-optimistic forec...

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by yochai
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

304CM will go out on delivery to SNN tomorrow morning at 0800Z

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by yochai
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29612

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

On a scheduled basis, this makes no business case for LY. It does make perfect sense for EK/FZ and EY/G9/5W. The business case is for travelers going east to eastern Asia and Australasia. Now, as for this special flight...a B739 makes the most sense. This will become a huge holiday destinations for...

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by yochai
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29612

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

El Al is expected to operate the first flight between TLV and Abu Dhabi next week the beginning of September carrying US and Israeli delegation Should be interesting to follow and see the route if they fly over the KSA I think so, because the alternative would be Turkey. When EY flew to TLV a few m...

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by yochai
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N388AA will be the next aircraft to head over to conversion in TLV. Should be heading to ILN today (8/13/20) from ROW. Expected at TLV on Sunday afternoon nonstop from Wilmington. Thanks, Yochai! Have you seen any 767s there in conversion other than N544LA, N394AN, N304CM, N392AN and N395AN? I ask ...

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by yochai
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee wrote:
N388AA will be the next aircraft to head over to conversion in TLV. Should be heading to ILN today (8/13/20) from ROW.


Expected at TLV on Sunday afternoon nonstop from Wilmington.

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by yochai
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 325
Views: 63211

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

For anyone hoping it will come out of the hangar with skin work done on it might be disappointed, the first skin cut will be done in TLV around December.

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by yochai
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 325
Views: 63211

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

This says conversion is finished. Wth???!! https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/status/1291409459609296898 The conversion hasn't even started. This flight was carried out for structural testing. N557CC will return to TLV. Oh, ok. That's what I assumed, but wasn't sure (that conversion hadn't started)...

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by yochai
Fri May 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Both N308CM and N379AA are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday morning TLV-SNN

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by yochai
Mon May 25, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N392AN scheduled into TLV on Thursday morning for freighter mods

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by yochai
Wed May 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

IAI also has an ex Jet Airways 737-800 being converted at Mexicana MRO in MEX

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by yochai
Tue May 19, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N308CM scheduled to go on a test flight at TLV tomorrow morning.

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by yochai
Wed May 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 789 flying over France at 9,000ft. Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 5073

Re: El Al 789 flying over France at 9,000ft. Why?

Highloader hit the cargo door, the aircraft is ferrying to TLV at 9000' due to compression problems, the routing is to avoid terrain (Alps).

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by yochai
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N544LA is flying to TLV today (4/6/20). I notice that, like the last tail sent there, it is flight-planned nonstop to TLV from ILN. Most past flights have stopped in SNN, presumably to do it with a smaller crew and to save total fuel. But I guess as a result of the Virus, they are thinking that it ...

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by yochai
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N544LA due into TLV on Tuesday morning from ILN.

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by yochai
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Both N430CJ and N153DL scheduled to preform test flights at TLV tomorrow

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by yochai
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Work at TLV is going very slowly due to restrictions on non essential work in Israel at the moment, I would not expect 304CM or 308CM to fly before the second half of April the earliest. Thanks, Yochai! Any chance they'll increase how many aircraft MEX can do at one time? (Right now it's one at a t...

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by yochai
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Work at TLV is going very slowly due to restrictions on non essential work in Israel at the moment, I would not expect 304CM or 308CM to fly before the second half of April the earliest.

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by yochai
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N384AA is finally on its way to TLV, N381AN should follow next (Right now it has a slot of Thursday 2/6)

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by yochai
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N384AA is planed into TLV tomorrow evening, N304CM, is already completed and should be out on a test flight anyday now (after N431CJ is delivered probably) As has become typical with these from-the-desert movements, there have been a couple of departures planned and then cancelled. They planned for...

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by yochai
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20273

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

According to Aviation Herald, a passenger reported the ceiling panels came down in the aft galley at touch down. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4d23c7df&opt=0 I had no clue that BA is using their A350 for flights to TLV. Kind of training flights? Regular equipment to TLV (runs year round)

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by yochai
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1444
Views: 174692

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N384AA is planed into TLV tomorrow evening, N304CM, is already completed and should be out on a test flight anyday now (after N431CJ is delivered probably)

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by yochai
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Apparently IAI is having a hard time getting the 737-800BDSF certified by the FAA, this along with the other 738 prototype N916SC (now enroute to PWM via SNN) as well are being stored until IAI Bedek will be able to certify them as the are short of space at their TLV facility.

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by yochai
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 78530

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Has msn 871 been sold by Airbus? Earlier this year the aircraft was on the internet for sale by a US-based lessor (Presidio). However, planes-otters doesn't indicate that transfer yet. Despite its chronological age, the aircraft has very low total flight time as a former dedicated test aircraft for...

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by yochai
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 78530

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Has msn 871 been sold by Airbus? Earlier this year the aircraft was on the internet for sale by a US-based lessor (Presidio). However, planes-otters doesn't indicate that transfer yet. Despite its chronological age, the aircraft has very low total flight time as a former dedicated test aircraft for...

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by yochai
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35338

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

El Al Boeing 747-400 4X-ELD, delivered in 1999, will operate its final flight today, LY084 BKK-TLV.

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by yochai
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Yochai and/or Fify: Can you tell us what if anything you have seen in the conversion line (or at TLV awaiting that line) besides the following: N391UP (I-AIGJ); N1501P; N304CM (former CC-CZT); N308CM (formerly CC-CZU); 430CJ 431CJ. Just trying to make sure I have it right. Also, any word around the...

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by yochai
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

New slot for N153DL into TLV on Wednesday afternoon.

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by yochai
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
yochai wrote:
N153DL is expected in TLV on Sunday night via tech stop in SNN.


That's pretty quick. Seems like we usually see about a week in ILN before they come over. Must have been well-prepared in SBD.


Apparently not ready to leave ILN yet...flight delayed, will advise when new slot shows up.

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by yochai
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N153DL is expected in TLV on Sunday night via tech stop in SNN.

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by yochai
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N830WE delivered to SNN earlier this morning (pic at the usual place)

N392UP scheduled for a test flight tomorrow, will probably be delivered towards the end of the week.

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by yochai
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N830WE due for an air test later today at TLV, expected delivery early next week. N392UP next up in a couple of weeks probably. N308CM arrived in TLV last night (will post photos on my IG account later today) Yochai, your N308CM photos are amazing! I didn't realize that LATAM had stripped the paint...

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by yochai
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N830WE due for an air test later today at TLV, expected delivery early next week. N392UP next up in a couple of weeks probably. N308CM arrived in TLV last night (will post photos on my IG account later today)

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by yochai
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CC-CZU was signed for by CAM yesterday. You know, it's been at ILN for a little over a week and is obviously the next ship to move into conversion, but what's the plan for it? I was thinking that if they want it for UPS this year , one possibility might be the IAI/Bedek line at MEX, which turned ar...

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by yochai
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Both N392UP and N830WE were seen in TLV outside the hangar complete with green SCD doing high power engine run ups this week. Test flights should begin in a few weeks if all goes according to plan.

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by yochai
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Just saw ex Meridiana B763 I-AIGG with reg N392CM overtaped in TLV.

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by yochai
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did El Al fly to DFW?
Replies: 14
Views: 2594

Re: When did El Al fly to DFW?

US/AA's problem with the TLV flights was the wrong equipment. Flights were full all the time (also up front- and fares were not cheap either), but the A330-200 just couldn't take any cargo from TLV most of the time which killed the route.

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by yochai
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N354AA will be delivered to Shannon today

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by yochai
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N354AA did a first air test at TLV today following conversion, and seems like it had a lot more skin work done on it than previous conversions. A second test flight expected soon with delivery on target for later this week/early next week. I have posted some photos of the aircraft on my Instagram ac...

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by yochai
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N354AA is basically almost done, saw it a few days ago being pushed back from the hangar into the engine run up bay, looks pretty sweet in that old AA livery and green side cargo door.

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by yochai
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 179870

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
MO11 wrote:
CAM signed for CC-CZT yesterday (7/2).


Thanks MO11!! Now N304CM. Noticed it went to ILN on 6/28, but didn't focus on it as a possible purchase, given the huge volume of feedstock available to CAM from other sources.


Due into TLV on Sunday 7/14 via tech stop in SNN.

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by yochai
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1501

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

Hey Yochai, first of all thanks for all those amazing insights into the Israeli Aviation scene you always give, much appreciated! :) :) Just a quick question - what makes you think that LY would launch EZE flights in W20? It seems that the booming markets for Israel are the US and Asia, both of whi...

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by yochai
Thu May 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1501

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

Until Malaysia or Indonesia recognize Israel and enable aircraft flying to/from Israel over their airspace, it just wouldn't happen. Any other route would add a number of hours that would make such a flight nonviable. It’ll be very interesting to see when the financial benefits of allowing airspace...

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by yochai
Thu May 30, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1501

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

LY777 wrote:
Great news.
Next LY Asian destination should be PVG :)


Won’t happen anytime soon as Hainan is already well established on the route, EZE will probably be the next long haul route for LY in Northern Winter 2020...

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