U.S. Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel As Violence There Does Not Cease

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport

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On Wednesday, U.S. airlines decided to stop flights to Tel Aviv amid a deadly conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The airlines including American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines canceled service to Tel Aviv, which Palestinians have recently attacked. In addition, Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport was temporarily closed and flights were redirected to nearby airports as hostilities escalated. No damage has been done to the airport, although available video footage shows it has also been a target of a barrage of rockets after Gaza tower destroyed.

More cancellations could appear over the coming days unless the situation improves. However, Israeli airline El Al will continue operating flights as scheduled and allow passengers to change their flights without paying a fee or cancel in exchange for a voucher.

Source: CNBC