16 FEBRUARY 2015


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Article from BTNews 16 FEBRUARY 2015

Larnaca to Tel Aviv

Now rapidly expanding again after the collapse of Cyprus Airways (See BTN 19 January) Aegean has introduced Larnaca to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion in direct competition with Israeli airline Arkia and also El Al’s very limited services.

Where Aegean is likely to be particularly successful is with connecting flights, the airline now serving 14 destinations from Larnaca, half of them in Greece. 

It is possible that Arkia could swap its flights to the small north Tel Aviv airport of Sde Dov, but this is currently limited to domestic services and its future under discussion.  Using its ATR aircraft and not having the slot and apron problems of Ben Gurion flight times would be shorter.  The beach-side location makes the airport  accessible for Herzliya and the central and northern parts of Tel Aviv. 

Aegean currently has a fleet of 35 aircraft and last year carried around 7m  passengers.   http://en.aegeanair.com

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