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by TzvikaPick
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19470

Re: EL AL denied loan package

Things are starting to fall into place. Not for El Al but for the other 2 Israeli airlines. Israir, Israel 3rd largest airline, will get a 100M NIS (about 28M USD) loan soon. Arkia, the 2nd largest airline, might get a loan soon, they are still debating with the government about its terms. Arkia is ...

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by TzvikaPick
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19470

Re: EL AL denied loan package

El Al was already planing to cancel the first class on the 777s before this crisis. The 777s should be getting a the same interior like the 787, meaning no first class, new and better business class , new premium economy class and higher density economy. The 777s are owned by El Al, not leased. Sell...

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by TzvikaPick
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19470

Re: EL AL denied loan package

EL AL is Israel Under absolutely no circumstances will the Israeli government let its airline down. The country needs a strong flag carrier to keep the country connected and independent from any foreign airlines. Exactly. El Al is Israel and in Israel things work quite differently then how they wor...

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by TzvikaPick
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv aviation thread
Replies: 43
Views: 6511

Re: Tel aviv aviation thread

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340, ... 42,00.html
(English link will soon follow)
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Arkia to cut at least 50 employees and cut back on salaries. The new routes to COK and GOI (operated by the new A321neoLR) will also stop operating next march and might not be resumed.

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340, ... 42,00.html
(English link will soon follow)

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by TzvikaPick
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Arkia resume service to JRS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: When will Arkia resume service to JRS?

Jerusalem will not see passenger service again, IMO. 20 min high-speed rail will be coming sooner than widespread international recognition, and furthermore, open and functioning embassies and consulates, to Jerusalem. There's really no need for a separate airport with a connection to TLV that's ab...

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by TzvikaPick
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Arkia resume service to JRS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: When will Arkia resume service to JRS?

With the opening of the US embassy and Trump's approval of the Golan Heights annexation, will Atarot be reopened to passenger and charter flights? No, there is almost zero chance for that. JRS was closed due to security concerns long ago. Since then the concerns only got worse. Parts of the airport...

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by TzvikaPick
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 98895

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001282185
That might be 4x-eak, AFAIK the only 767 owned by ElAl and not leased.
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El Al is selling used 767-300ER to a foreign airline
https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-a ... 1001282185
That might be 4x-eak, AFAIK the only 767 owned by ElAl and not leased.

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by TzvikaPick
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46540

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

So any rumors about where the HiFly A380 is going after Air Austral? /MistaP Some Israeli sites suggest it may arrive to TLV soon, probably doing some charter flights. https://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5328084 I have no English link but the text says that HiFly has contacted the airport authorities ask...

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by TzvikaPick
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Threat of disruptions winter 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: LY Threat of disruptions winter 2019

This situation is a common practice in Israel. It's often when one government official makes a decision that will effect other national services the wrong way, no one seems to care up until the last minute, then one of the ministers steps in and fix the situation, usually temporally. So don't worry ...

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by TzvikaPick
Mon May 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 11623

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

TLV handles about 22 million pax a year with less than 10,000 connecting pax.

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by TzvikaPick
Tue May 01, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So much for UP; El Al restructures fares to Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: So much for UP; El Al restructures fares to Europe

As I see it, Elal had very little options here. Rynair, Easyjet, Wizzair and many other low cost carriers are giving some hard time on the low cost side of things. Local charter airlines like Arkia and Israir are taking their toll on the leisure side, offering cheap deals for hotel and flight combin...

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by TzvikaPick
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 17128

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Do Israeli's are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia and other neighbours Gulf countries? Generally no, but there are many exceptions to that rule. Muslem-Israeli's can go to Saudi Arabia to join the Hajj pilgrim and Israeli's athletes usually get permission to enter Dubai or Qatar to perform. Of course ...

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by TzvikaPick
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 17128

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

I wonder if the fly over rights will sometime become bilateral and flights from Europe to Riyadh could fly over Israeli airspace and short some of the distance. For example this flight from London to Riyadh fly quite a long detour to avoid Israel and Syria air space. https://preview.ibb.co/mNG6h7/Ca...

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by TzvikaPick
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6507

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Forgive me, I vaguely recall seeing on a.net LY doesn’t fly on Sunday’s - is this still correct? That’s got to kill fleet utilisation, and crew costs at layover ports? Not to mention reduce schedule attractiveness? There's no problem on Sundays, The problem is on Saturday. But LY kinda solves this ...

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by TzvikaPick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India confirms DEL-TLV
Replies: 58
Views: 8304

Re: Air India open DEL-TLV route that will fly over KSA

In order to short the flight time, flights will have to also go over Oman, another country that doesn't have any relations with Israel.

And it will be interesting to see if El Al will follow and cut the way to India and Thiland on their flights. Might also help Arkia that has plans at those routes.

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