Slightly OT: EZ to TLV

Old Dec 3, 06, 8:06 am
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Slightly OT: EZ to TLV

Currently sitting in the departure lounge in TLV, and noticed flight EZ899 to Prestwick on the departure board. Have they now started service? It would be quite a long flight to Prestwick!
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Old Dec 3, 06, 8:18 am
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Hi,

Nothing is showing up on the easjyet webiste for tel aviv or Glasgow prestwick ( EZY fly to GLA not PIK)- Maybe a charter?

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Old Dec 3, 06, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by 2035 View Post
Currently sitting in the departure lounge in TLV, and noticed flight EZ899 to Prestwick on the departure board. Have they now started service? It would be quite a long flight to Prestwick!
most definitely not EasyJet, I can assure you.
I think SAS Iata code is EZ, by the way.
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Originally Posted by 2035 View Post
Currently sitting in the departure lounge in TLV, and noticed flight EZ899 to Prestwick on the departure board. Have they now started service? It would be quite a long flight to Prestwick!
easyjet are EZY. For some reason two airlines have EZ: SunAir of Denmark and Evergreen, the US cargo carrier. I suspect it the flight was operated by the later. I seem to remember Evergreen being associated with transporting military hardware to Israel during the recent spat with Lebanon. Those flights stopped off at PIK and were subject to attempted "attack" by the anti-war brigade.
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
I think SAS Iata code is EZ, by the way.
The IATA code for SAS is not EZ, but is SK.
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Old Dec 3, 06, 5:44 pm
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While we're on the subject, this was circling the newspapers recently.

...Ryanair in talks to serve Tel Aviv

Budget carrier Ryanair is negotiating with Israeli authorities to serve Tel Aviv from London in 2007, The Jewish Chronicle reported.
Although Israelís strict security measures have historically been a deterrent to low-cost carriers, which require extremely quick turnaround times and baggage-handling operations, the country now seems ready to negotiate solutions to these issues to prop up their flagging tourism industry.

Other budget airlines, including EasyJet and BMI, are reportedly also in negotiation with Israeli authorities for the future.
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Old Dec 3, 06, 5:47 pm
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Easyjet's IATA code is U2...
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Originally Posted by jonnye View Post
While we're on the subject, this was circling the newspapers recently.

...Ryanair in talks to serve Tel Aviv

Budget carrier Ryanair is negotiating with Israeli authorities to serve Tel Aviv from London in 2007, The Jewish Chronicle reported.
Although Israelís strict security measures have historically been a deterrent to low-cost carriers, which require extremely quick turnaround times and baggage-handling operations, the country now seems ready to negotiate solutions to these issues to prop up their flagging tourism industry.

Other budget airlines, including EasyJet and BMI, are reportedly also in negotiation with Israeli authorities for the future.
That would be a long flight for Ryanair.
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Old Dec 4, 06, 4:01 am
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The IAI (Israel Aircraft Industry) is a major player in airplane maintenance and conversion of pax planes to cargo. It's possible the plane was after a visit there. Otherwise, it was probably a charter.

Ryanair, Easyjet and other LLCs have been talking about flight to TLV for a while. They are looking for a low fare airport to operate out of and TLV is too expensive for them. There are talks about converting part of the old terminal 1 into a LLC operations terminal at lower costs.
At a time, EasyGet were said they want to operate flights Rome-Tel Aviv anc connect from Rome to Europe.
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This is interesting because while in the LGW Holiday Inn on Friday night, we spotted an EZY flight on the Arrivals screen from Cairo, another destination they allegedly don't fly to. So I think they must be doing charters or something...
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Old Dec 4, 06, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by jonnye View Post
While we're on the subject, this was circling the newspapers recently.
...Ryanair in talks to serve Tel Aviv
Budget carrier Ryanair is negotiating with Israeli authorities to serve Tel Aviv from London in 2007, The Jewish Chronicle reported.
Although Israelís strict security measures have historically been a deterrent to low-cost carriers, which require extremely quick turnaround times and baggage-handling operations, the country now seems ready to negotiate solutions to these issues to prop up their flagging tourism industry.

Other budget airlines, including EasyJet and BMI, are reportedly also in negotiation with Israeli authorities for the future.
They also said that the planes would have a stop over in Milan for some reason.

Anyway, non of this will happen.
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Old Dec 4, 06, 6:57 am
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They also said that the planes would have a stop over in Milan for some reason.
5-6 hour flight are out of scope for Ryanair and EasyJet. They focus more on 2-3 hour flights in their business model and in flight service. It will more likely be MXP-TLV than LGW-TLV. It makes more sense as they can market all of their Europen network to the Israelis and Israel to European customers this way.
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