Manchester to Tel Aviv, who will step up?

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  DanielRawson 9 Jul 2018
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  • jetsettraveluk
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    It’s been a while now since Monarch went bust. They use dto operate two flights weekly to Tel Aviv and on occasion put on extra flights in peak season. Currently easyjet is the only carrier serving this route also only twice weekly.
    From my personal experiance all these flight are full.
    London to Tel Aviv has well over 10 daily flights from LHR, LTN and LGW.
    The Jewish community in Northern England and tourists alike wonder who will step up and replace a direct daily flight MAN-TLV.

    Perhaps when LY get more delivery of their 787 Dreamliners they will have spare aircraft… Who knows?


    pheighdough
    Participant

    Wizz seem to be doing rather well on the Tel Aviv route from Luton. They are a well funded airline with lots of new Airbus NEOs on their way, and whenever I’ve used them they are always full. Maybe they could fill the gap to Tel Aviv, using a W service from Budapest?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    It’s been a while now since Monarch went bust.

    Maybe this is informative on their choice of routes?

    Tel Aviv is not a high margin route and I don’t see anyone picking it up from MAN.


    bluemooner
    Participant

    It’s been a while now since Monarch went bust.

    Maybe this is informative on their choice of routes?

    Tel Aviv is not a high margin route and I don’t see anyone picking it up from MAN.

    You say it is not a high margin route.
    Can you explain more.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    It’s been a while now since Monarch went bust.

    Maybe this is informative on their choice of routes?

    Tel Aviv is not a high margin route and I don’t see anyone picking it up from MAN.

    You say it is not a high margin route.

    Can you explain more.

    My understanding is that Tel Aviv (from various UK airports) provides high volumes of passengers, but profitability is not at the top end of the league (e.g. compared to West African routes).

    easyJet performs well on the route, due to the business model, but seem happy to stick at 2 per week and I don’t see anyone else coming in and taking them on, when there is already a lot of southern based options, easily accessible by train/car (e.g. Luton).


    DanielRawson
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    Jet2 used to ply the route from Manchester and when I used it, it always seemed busy. Wonder why they stopped it?

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