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Three U.S. Airlines Suspend Service to Israel Over Growing Safety Concerns

 
Three U.S. Airlines Suspend Service to Israel Over Growing Safety Concerns
Posted July 22nd, 2014 @ 8:46am by KFBK News

UPDATE: The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice prohibiting all U.S. airlines from flying to or from the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for up to 24 hours.  

All three major American carriers that fly there, Delta, United and US Airways, had announced earlier today that they are suspending service after a rocket landed near Ben Gurion airport.

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Delta Air Lines has canceled all flights headed to Israel until further notice, citing reports of a rocket landing near Tel Aviv's airport.

A Delta Boeing 747, which departed from New York, was headed for Tel Aviv today when it turned around and flew to Paris instead.

Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crewmembes on board.

Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

U.S. Airways has also canceled today's flights between Tel Aviv and Philadelphia.  

United Airlines has also announced that it will cancel all flights flying into Israel until further notice. 

American Airlines is reportedly considering suspending all flights to and from Tel Aviv.  

Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for meetings focused on reaching a truce between Israel and Hamas.

 

 

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