US and European airlines suspend flights to Israel

Tuesday, the US FAA advised all US airlines to suspend their flights to Israel. A number of European companies followed suit: Lufthanse, Air France, KLM and Austrian Airlines. They cited a rocket that hit a house in Yahud, which is close to the landing and takeoff strips of Ben Gurion Airport and near Airport City Monday, July 21.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York, with 273 passengers and 17 crew aboard, was flying to Tel Aviv earlier Tuesday when it turned around over the Mediterranean and flew to Paris instead.


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