Flag carrier El Al has announced that it will cancel its Tel Aviv to Johannesburg route starting on April 1st. The decision comes as a response to a significant drop in demand for flights between the two cities. The number of Israelis planning to visit South Africa has steadily decreased, leading to a decline in passenger numbers for El Al, which is the largest airline in Israel. This decrease in demand can be attributed, in part, to South Africa’s recent claim of genocide against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Background and Reasons for the Flight Cancellation
The decrease in passenger demand for flights between Tel Aviv and Johannesburg can be traced back to South Africa’s claim of genocide against Israel at the ICJ. Since the claim was made, the number of passengers flying to South Africa has decreased, making the Tel Aviv-Johannesburg route less profitable for El Al. As a result, the airline has decided to suspend flights along this route starting from April 1st.
Impact and Significance
The cancellation of El Al’s flights to South Africa signifies the strain in relations between the two countries. The ICJ case, which accuses Israel of genocide, has had a direct impact on the tourism industry and the airline industry in particular. The decrease in demand for flights highlights the potential economic repercussions of such international legal claims. Additionally, the cancellation of the Tel Aviv-Johannesburg route may have further implications for trade and business ties between Israel and South Africa, as direct flights often facilitate easier travel and communication.
- El Al, the flag carrier of Israel, is canceling its flights between Tel Aviv and Johannesburg starting from April 1st.
- The decrease in passenger demand is attributed to South Africa’s claim of genocide against Israel at the ICJ.
- The cancellation of flights highlights the strain in relations between the two countries and the potential economic repercussions.
- This decision may impact trade and business ties between Israel and South Africa.