TAROM and Wizz Air have temporarily suspended flights to Tel Aviv
On 22 July 2014, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) banned all flights of American passenger aircraft to Israel, while the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a warning to all European air carriers about the insecurity of flights to Israle. The indecision is for 24 hours because of the conflict between the Israeli army and the Hamas movement.
Less than a week after the tragic aviation event is NOT, aviation is undergoing a new period of crisis. Several airlines have suspended flights to Tel Aviv after the press announced the fall of a missile at 1.5 Km from Ben Gurion International Airport.
An airplane Boeing 747 Delta Air Lines (DL468 flight), on the route New York - Tel Aviv and with 290 people on board, was redirected to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Delta Air Line have canceled several flights to the Israeli capital.
European operators have also suspended flights to Tel Aviv until further directives. These include: TAROM and Wizz Air. "As a result of the messages received from the authorities at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, the RO 153 / 4 Bucharest-Tel Aviv-Bucharest, from 22.07.2014, was canceled because it could not be operated safely. The passengers of the TAROM race benefit from assistance according to the Regulation EC261 / 2004 regarding the rights of passengers ”, according to a press release TAROM.
"Following the FAA's recommendations to US airlines, Wizz Air has decided to suspend operations at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport until midnight on Wednesday, July 23. Wizz Air continues to monitor the situation, and any changes will be announced at the right time ", according to a press release Wizz Air.
At the same time, the Israeli Minister of Transport stated that there is "no reason" to suspend flights to Israel, according to statements made by the spokesman of the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority, reports AFP.
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