Scandinavian airline SAS, performing from two to four weekly flights on the route Copenhagen-tel Aviv, announced that from March 2016 will suspend flights to tel Aviv and Moscow for «technical reasons».
One of the reasons for the cessation of operations, writes Ynet is the high operating costs to service this route, as well as the difficulty associated with the selection of crew members for flight in night hours. The company says that last summer the problem was solved due to the transfer of flights at more convenient hours, a plane from Copenhagen took off at 08:30 and 15:00 — took off from tel Aviv. However, to maintain daily flights next summer, the company failed.
The company also does not hide the fact that another factor in making the decision to cancel flights to tel Aviv was the difficult situation in the security field and the lack of political stability in Israel.
Scandinavian airlines hope to resume flights to tel Aviv in the winter of 2016. The company’s offices in Israel will continue to work.
According to the website Cphpost.dk, in 2016 SAS plans to close seven seasonal routes: Copenhagen-Ankara, Stockholm-Ankara Stockholm-Pristina, Gothenburg Berlin Gothenburg-Dublin, Oslo-Pristina, Oslo-Salzburg.