FAA extends ban on U.S. flights to and from Tel Aviv
(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. airlines’ flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel, for another 24 hours. The ban now runs through 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday, the FAA says.
On Tuesday, the FAA barred U.S. airlines from flying into or out of the airport for 24 hours after a rocket struck about a mile away.
Delta said at the time it was suspending flights until further notice.
Some European airlines did the same.
German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday that “based on an analysis of presently available information,” it will continue to suspend flights Thursday.
British Airways continued flying into Israel even after other airlines canceled on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, despite the cancellations, Ben Gurion was expecting 206 flights, Israel’s Transport Ministry said.