May 18, 2024

Airlines suspend flights to Tel Aviv

A number of airlines who had restarted flights to Israel have suspended services again following Iran’s recent attack on Israel.

Low-cost airline easyJet has halted all flights to and from Tel Aviv for the next six months, with the next service expected to resume in late October.

The move comes after Iran’s attack on Saturday, which was in response to a strike on an Iranian consular building in Syria earlier this month.

EasyJet initially restarted flights on March 25.

An easyJet spokesperson said flights to Tel Aviv for the remainder of the summer season will be cancelled until 27 October.

Customers booked to fly on this route up to this date are being offered options including a full refund.

United has also halted its Tel Aviv service, with plans to resume operations once the airline deems it safe for passengers and crew.

British Airways, meanwhile, is continuing to operate as planned while continuously monitoring the situation. 

Swiss, while still flying to Tel Aviv, will make “necessary adjustments” to its flight schedule “should a change in the situation become apparent”.

A spokesperson said: “We are continuing to liaise closely with our employees on site to support them as best we can if necessary.

“We have also consulted with specialists throughout the Lufthansa Group and are joining a number of airlines that have resumed flight operations.”

Virgin Atlantic plans to restart services in September at the earliest.