FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Tel Aviv

By Paul Riegler on 24 July 2014
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Delta resumed flights to Israel Thursday

Delta resumed flights to Israel Thursday

The Federal Aviation Administration ended a ban on flights by U.S. airlines to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.

The ban had been put into effect earlier in the week after security a Hamas rocket hit a target near the airport on Tuesday.  Other airlines flying to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport cancelled flights after the FAA move.

In making its determination, the FAA “worked with its U.S. Government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation,” it said in a statement released late on Wednesday.

While airlines have not officially announced when they will resume flights, Delta’s website shows that flight 468, which operates from New York to Tel Aviv, will operate on Thursday.

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