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American Airlines is pulling out of Israel, saying its US Airways-operated service was never able to consistently make money on flights between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv.
US Airways, which is now part of American, does not serve Tel Aviv from any other city. The service will end Jan. 4, with American saying in its employee newsletter that "we lost more than $20 million in the past year alone" on the route.
"At the six-year mark, we have yet to turn a profit on this route," Rhett Workman, American's managing director of government and airport affairs, says to The Philadelphia Inquirer.US Airways' last flight is set for October, after which all of the combined company's flight will operate as American Airlines flights. American is the world's biggest carrier following its 2013 merger with US Airways.