Wednesday, July 23, 2014

US AIRLINES CANCELLING FLIGHTS TO ISRAEL

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

FAA halts all U.S. flights to Tel Aviv airport for 24 hours due to rocket strike.

July 22, 2014
Chicago-based United Airlines is following rivals Delta and U.S. Airways in suspending flights to Tel Aviv until further notice.

The FAA issued the notice to airlines soon after it learned that a rocket strike had landed about one mile from Ben Gurion airport.The Federal Aviation Administration says it issued a notice prohibiting U.S. airlines from flying into or out of Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours.

Delta Cancels All Israel Flights Over Missile Fear: Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
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