United extends cancellation of Tel Aviv-Newark service until May 9

United Airlines commercial jets sit at a gate at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport, July 18, 2018, in Newark, New Jersey. (AP /Julio Cortez)
File: United Airlines commercial jets sit at a gate at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport, July 18, 2018, in Newark, New Jersey. (AP /Julio Cortez)

United Airlines extends the cancellation of its daily flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Tel Aviv in Israel up to May 9, saying it is completing a safety assessment.

“We continue to closely monitor the situation and will make decisions on all upcoming flights with a focus on the safety of our customers and crews,” United says in a statement.

United on April 19 canceled its flights to Israel until May 2 due to security concerns after Israel’s apparent strike on Iran that followed an Iranian missile and drone attack on Israel.

United was the first US carrier to resume its daily nonstop service between New York and Tel Aviv on March 2, while Delta Air Lines plans to resume flights to Tel Aviv on June 7.

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