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American Airlines Group to Stop Philadelphia-Tel Aviv Service

According to various media reports, Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Group AAL, which was formed following the Dec 2013 merger between AMR (American Airlines' parent group, founded in 1934) and US Airways, will no longer fly to Israel from early January next year. Apparently, lack of profitability led to the decision of terminating the carrier’s sole direct flight to Israel, which connected Philadelphia and Tel Aviv.

The route has been operative for six years now but has unfortunately not been able to deliver profits. . In fact, according to the Street, the carrier has lost in excess of $20 million in 2015 due to its operations on the route. According to the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the union representing flight attendants of American Airlines and US Airways, the route will be discontinued...