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Amid escalating tensions with Hamas, many major airlines have scaled back or suspended their flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport.
Data indicates that nearly half of the scheduled flights did not operate on Sunday, with a third being canceled by Monday evening. Leading carriers, such as American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, and Ryanair, are among those adjusting their flight schedules to the Israeli capital.
Russia has also limited night flights to Israel, advising caution during daylight hours due to an “unstable political and military situation,” other regulatory bodies like the US Federal Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency have urged airlines to exercise caution.
Israel’s civil aviation authority has advised airlines to “review current security and threat information,” leading to route adjustments and potential delays.
Despite the situation, British Airways plans to maintain its flights to Israel with modified departure times. Additionally, key airlines from China and South Korea have joined the list of those canceling flights to Tel Aviv.