Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, has announced it will end service to Tel Aviv, Moscow, and Ankara because of “political instability” in its English release, but cited competition and increasing costs in its Hebrew press release. The airline currently offers four flights each week between Tel Aviv and Copenhagen, and says it will now focus on new short- and long-range routes. Destinations of Tel Aviv, Moscow, and Ankara will b e left off the flight schedule when it is written in March 2016, but it will resume flights to Israel in the winter of that year. SAS started flights to Israel in July 2012 after having a moratorium on flights there for almost 20 years.
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