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Old 11th Feb 2019, 10:31
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rog747
 
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Originally Posted by 22/04 View Post
Yes indeed. VS decided they really didn't want any seasonal routes ( misguided Brits go to Orlando in summer) - they cost more to promote and operate. The transatlantic and Delta feed are now the most important market. Am surprised by Tel Aviv though expect it will be okay- there is a lot of competition but the premium and Upper options may tempt those prepared to pay a bit more.
Indeed - faffing around for 10 years with the seasonal CPT route - couple that with the fraud on ticket sales made within Africa saw no recovery.

I can understand doing TLV - The feed at LHR onto both VS and DL USA flights are what they are thinking of...

If LHR-ATH was still being flown, apart from a hugely busy route, there are plenty of Greeks wanting to transit to both USA and possibly JNB - Although DL do operate from ATH.

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