Several Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel

The suspension of operations will continue until the security conditions will no permit flights to be renewed

10/10/2023 - 11:27
Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Several international airlines have suspended flights to Tel Aviv due to attacks by Hamas militants on Israel, stating that they are waiting for improved security conditions, as reported by with reference to Reuters.

Currently, it is known that Islamic group militants have killed 700 Israelis and abducted dozens. The attack on the country has been the deadliest since the Doomsday War 50 years ago, prompting Israel to launch a retaliatory strike on the Palestinian enclave in Gaza.

In light of the large-scale attack on Israel on Sunday, American carriers United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines announced the suspension of direct flights to Tel Aviv. French carrier Air France also made a similar announcement earlier.

US airlines typically operate direct flights to the capital of Israel from major cities such as New York, Chicago, Washington, and Miami.

United Airlines stated in their announcement that the airline used to operate two regular direct flights from Israel to the US (late Saturday night and early Sunday morning). However, they have suspended service "until security conditions allow resumption of flights."

Representatives of Delta Airlines stated that "flights were canceled this week." They also noted that they are closely monitoring the situation to make schedule adjustments.

Today, it was announced that the only Chinese airline operating regular flights from the Israeli capital to Shanghai and Beijing, Hainan Airlines, is also suspending its direct air service to Tel Aviv. They also mentioned that they are closely monitoring the situation.

It should be noted that Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific and South Korean carrier Korean Air have also announced the cancellation of direct air services today.



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