easyJet suspends Israel flights until October

easyJet credit: Michal Raz-Haimovich
easyJet credit: Michal Raz-Haimovich

While many airlines are resuming flights, UK low-cost carrier easyJet has announced a halt in flights until October 27.

Updated 12.45 - April 16

Ben Gurion airport has returned to normal operations after Israel's airspace was closed over the weekend for seven hours due to the Iranian missile and drone attack. Nevertheless, disruptions continue in the schedule for flights in and out of Israel.

Due to the situation UK low-cost carrier easyJet has announced the  suspension of all Israel flights until October 27. 

easyJet said, "As a result of the ongoing situation and developments in Israel, easyJet has taken the decision to suspend all flights to Tel Aviv for the rest of the summer season until October 27. Customers who have booked flights on these routes to and from Israel will be offered alternatives, including a full refund." 

While Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air is resuming flights from tomorrow, it has warned of potential disruptions to schedules. Dutch legacy carrier KLM has canceled this week's flights and US company United Airlines is carefully considering operations to and from Israel.

Despite the situation, there seems to be a strong tendency for airlines to recommence operations as soon as possible. Israeli airlines Arkia and Israir have already resumed domestic flights from Ben Gurion airport to Ramon airport near Eilat.

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways is already resuming flights today and is using larger Boeing 787s with space for 289 passengers to help move travelers whose flights were canceled over the past few days.

Azerbaijan Airlines and Lufthansa are renewing flights tomorrow.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on April 15, 2024.

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easyJet credit: Michal Raz-Haimovich
easyJet credit: Michal Raz-Haimovich
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