Airlines suspend flights to Israel due to Middle East tensions

Illustrative: a United Airlines plane taxis at Newark International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, on January 11 2023. (Ket Betancur/AFP)
Illustrative: a United Airlines plane taxis at Newark International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, on January 11 2023. (Ket Betancur/AFP)

Germany’s Lufthansa has suspended its regular flights to and from Tel Aviv, Erbil, and Amman, up to and including Monday. Flights to Beirut and Tehran will remain suspended until at least Thursday.

KLM cancelled all flights to and from Tel Aviv until Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Dutch arm of Air France says.

Britain’s easyJet on Sunday paused operations to and from Tel Aviv. The carrier said in an emailed statement to Reuters that it will temporarily pause operations to and from Tel Aviv until April 21.

Wizz Air says it had cancelled most of its flights to and from Tel Aviv, Saturday through Monday.

Finnair has suspended operations in Iranian airspace until further notice, which may cause longer flight times on flights from Doha. A spokesperson said the Finnish carrier will reroute over Egypt, resulting in delays of a “few minutes.”

An SAS spokesperson said flights between Copenhagen and Bangkok fly partially over the region and one flight had to reroute on the night between Saturday and Sunday.

Iberia Express says on social media (X) that it would cancel flights to Tel Aviv on Sunday and Monday.

United Airlines cancelled Sunday and Monday planned flights from Newark to Tel Aviv, it says in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Air Canada warned of long delays and cancellations on its Israel flights, and cancelled flights to Tel Aviv on Monday and Tuesday.

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