On July 22, 2014, a number of foreign airlines flying to Tel Aviv decided to suspend flights to the country for the time-being. On July 24, 2014 the FAA reversed the decision and officially allowed American airlines to renew flights to Israel deeming that the airport is safe as before. The Israeli Aviation Authority and Ministry of Transportation have continued to state that flying into Israel is safe, and the situation on the ground in the country has changed little.
Airlines who have cancelled flights to Israel
As of 22:00 on July 25, 2014, all major airlines will be operating flights as usual as of Saturday July 26
For rebooking or enquiries please contact your airline.
For those who need to urgently reach Israel or are concerned about booking with an airline who will cancel flights, we suggest that you reserve your flights with one of Israel’s airlines – EL AL, Israir, or Arkia. A list of their destinations can be found on our guide to flights to Israel.
Please note that despite the flight cancellations, the situation on the ground in Israel is relatively unchanged, and apart from the region in the south which borders Gaza, life in the major cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as the Dead Sea, Negev, Haifa and Galilee continues as normal.
We of course respect the decisions of any travelers who are concerned by the flight cancellations and hope that you’ll come back soon at more peaceful times.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we’ll try, as always, to help. If your question relates to a flight reservation please contact your airline or travel agent directly.
Note we have created this list in good faith but suggest that you check directly with your airline rather than relying upon it as the situation is constantly changing