Flights resume at Ben Gurion after night of heavy fog
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Flights resume at Ben Gurion after night of heavy fog

Low visibility caused several planes to be redirected to Cyprus

Illustrative image of El Al planes at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. (Serge Attal/Flash90/File)
Illustrative image of El Al planes at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. (Serge Attal/Flash90/File)

Flights in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport resumed Friday morning after heavy fog around Tel Aviv caused local airports to stop all air traffic.

Low visibility overnight led to five inbound flights being redirected to Larnaca, Cyprus. Ben Gurion was shut down for several hours, but then reopened briefly in the morning, only to be closed again.

Sde Dov airport, just north of central Tel Aviv, was also shut down overnight and reopened to air traffic shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

Airport officials at Ben Gurion said that the earlier redirected flights would continue to Israel later in the day.

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