EasyJet extended suspension of Tel Aviv flights until October: Statement

AFP , Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

British airline easyJet said Tuesday it had suspended its flights to Tel Aviv until October 27 over safety concerns in Israel, as regional tensions flare.

EasyJet has announced that it is suspending flights to and from Israel for six months after Iran s drone attack. AFP


On Monday, the airline said it was pausing its flights until April 21 following Iran's attack on Israel on Saturday night. A new statement Tuesday extended that suspension for another six months.

"As a result of the continued evolving situation in Israel, easyJet has now decided to suspend its flights to Tel Aviv for the remainder of the summer season until 27 October," EasyJet said in a statement sent to AFP.

"Customers booked to fly on this route up to this date are being offered options including a full refund."

Israel and Iran traded threats on Tuesday following Tehran's first-ever direct attack on its arch-foe, which sharply heightened regional tensions.

Iran said Saturday's large-scale attack was an act of self-defense following a deadly Israeli air strike on its consulate in Syria, and that it would consider the matter "concluded" unless Israel retaliated.

However, Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi also warned that "the slightest action against Iran's interests will be met with a severe, extensive, and painful response".

Israel's army said that Iran will not get off "scot-free" following the launch of 300 missiles, drones, and rockets overnight Saturday.

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