American Airlines will Pull Out from Tel Aviv Route
US Airways is now a part of American Airlines and will be operate the last flight under its name in October.
American said that it will be pulling out its route that flies between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv as the flights were not making enough money for a considerable span of time. There are no other flights under the carrier which serves Tel Aviv from any other destination. The carrier said that service will end on January 4, 2016. On its employee newsletter, American wrote “we lost more than $20 million in the past year alone.”
The airline also said, “We really tried to make a go of it. We were hoping that with the merger … and, more recently, with the significant reduction in fuel prices, the route would turn to the black. Unfortunately, that has not been the case.”
The route was started in 2009 and was the longest among the US Airways’ route network before it merged with American in 2013.
After October, all the combined flights will operate under American Airlines name. The merged American with US Airways is the largest carrier of the world.
A spokesperson from the company said “It is strictly a financial decision. The route has not been profitable.”
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