Several airlines have suspended or canceled flights to Israel following a surprise attack by the Palestinian group Hamas over the weekend. Israel launched a military offensive on Gaza in response to a Hamas attack, killing more than 1,600 people on both sides.
Here is a list:
- American Airlines Direct flights to Israel were suspended after the Federal Aviation Administration urged airlines to exercise caution.
- Aegean Airlines It canceled all flights to and from Tel Aviv until Thursday.
- Air Canada Canceled flights to and from Tel Aviv until further notice. The carrier said on Monday it would resume the route “once the situation stabilizes”.
- Indian water An airline spokesman said in a statement that flights to and from Tel Aviv were suspended until October 14 “for the safety of our passengers and crew”.
- Air France It stopped flights without giving a deadline. Its unit Transavia France canceled flights until Thursday and said it did not yet know what this meant for flights from October 13.
- Air Malta It canceled two return trips on Monday and Wednesday, saying it would continue to adjust operations as needed.
- Cathay Pacific It canceled its Tuesday and Thursday flights between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv and said it would provide further updates on its next scheduled service.
- Delta Air Lines It canceled all flights to and from Tel Aviv in late October, but said it would work with Washington if needed on flights repatriating US citizens. Delta flies to Israel from Atlanta, Boston and New York.
- Easy jet It suspended flights with Tel Aviv until Friday and said it would reschedule flights over the next few days.
- Finnair Flights to Tel Aviv are suspended until the end of Nordic winter on March 30, 2024. The Finnish plane is not currently using Israeli airspace, it said.
- Germany’s Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Brussels Airlines Tel Aviv canceled flights until Saturday.
- Hainan Airlines The only Chinese airline that flies between China and Israel canceled flights between Beijing and Shanghai to Tel Aviv from October 12 to 31. There are no changes to flights between Shenzhen and Tel Aviv.
- Italy’s I.T.A Canceled flights to and from Tel Aviv.
- of Norway Norwegian Air A spokeswoman for the airline said on Monday that it had canceled flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Tel Aviv this week and canceled return flights. “Due to the current situation in Israel, Norwegian has decided to cancel all flights to and from Tel Aviv, including Sunday, October 15,” the spokesperson said.
- Korean Air, The only South Korean airline to operate direct flights between Incheon and Tel Aviv canceled its Monday flight – but said it would operate a return flight from Tel Aviv to Incheon to bring people home.