The reason for El Al continuing the Red Sea route is that Saudi Arabia has only approved Israeli commercial overflight on flights to the UAE and Baharain, and not beyond. Despite the statements by prominent political figures to the contrary, that is the current reality. It is not documented, but it ...Jump to post
3 Israeli carriers will be launching services to Dubai according to Dubai Airports statement. - EL AL double daily B789 - Israir daily A320 - Arkia daily E195 Inaddition Flydubai has announced double daily B737 flights. For sure we will see Emirates launching services too. Will the market be able t...Jump to post
[quote="entdoc"]What might have happened if an Israeli aircraft had a decompression over the Red Sea and the closest place to land was in KSA?
Alternates include Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, and other Egyptian airports, Asmara, and Djibouti.
Here's the link to the Eurocontrol document that outlines the new airways and associated infrastructure and rules. It's #11.1
https://www.eurocontrol.int/publication ... opsis-rais
Good question regarding continuation of the "uncoordinated flights over the Red Sea". I assume they will be discontinued now with Israel gaining overflight rights to Saudi Arabia. And southbound routes to JNB can now overfly Sudan, so I'm not sure why it would be necessary for Israeli airl...Jump to post
So what routes will most likely be cut? I have a feeling they will start with Vienna as I doubt they are making money while competing with both Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines. Would be interesting to know if they are making money on their India and China flights given that they have to make a huge ...Jump to post
El Al is flying a second Australia repatriation flight today -- and the first non-stop operation between Tel Aviv and Melbourne. https://www.flightradar24.com/ELY085/244e3b83 El Al was to have operated three TLV-MEL roundtrips in March and April to test the market and operational consideration for l...Jump to post
Both Delta and United fly to Tel Aviv. Delta fly to some other African destinations but not in North Africa. And Of course American doesn't fly anywhere around these areas.[/quote] Isn't there some sort of legal reason that AA doesn't fly to Tel Aviv? I vaguely remember that TWA had some sort of fi...Jump to post
More realistic time distance estimate would be using TLV-JIB-MEL routing. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=tlv-jib-me ... 2%25U%2212
And here is a good article in English on the announcement. https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001308764.
A good summary of some recent interesting international route development out of TLV is summarized in https://www.airlinestoisrael.com/Jump to post
Hopefully this leads to lower prices.. The US3 bitch about the pricing competition from the ME3 plus TK, but as a lifelong DC resident I can tell you they are never the cheapest option from IAD.. I fly to Thailand at least twice a year and they are always the most expensive option by several hundre...Jump to post
I'm on the flight. All normal until the FA's were notably busy about 90 minutes in. Then an a request over the PA for medical personal onboard. A ding immediately resulted. About 30-45 minutes later the captain announced we'd be diverting for the medical situation. No other information was provided....Jump to post
A good history of El Al's Red Sea route starts on p 148 https://www.amazon.com/Airspace-Closure ... 1472413008Jump to post
Regarding whether it was actually <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> gate agents that assisted -- I based that statement on the announcement from the flight deck as we pulled up to the gate. I was already on the Gold reservations phone line for re-accommodation as we taxied in -- so...Jump to post
I was on the flight. Scheduled as an 8:00 am departure, it was obvious that the delays, due to the de-icing bottlenecks, would be much longer than the optimistic pronouncements from the gate agents. There were a couple inches of snow on the ground, temperature about 27F, and snow falling. Sure enoug...Jump to post
RJA regularly flies over Israel en route from AMM to destinations in Europe. Here's the deal: Since most of the surrounding Arab countries refuse overflight rights to Israeli operators, and to non-Israeli airlines on flights to/fr <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Is...Jump to post