EasyJet and Wizz Air cancel flights to Israel

Airlines alter services following attack by Iran


An easyJet flight (Photo: Arpingstone)

EasyJet and Wizz Air have cancelled flights to Israel following Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend.

EasyJet said it had stopped flights to and from Tel Aviv until Sunday, and Wizz Air said it would resume on Tuesday after cancelling services from Saturday to Monday.

EasyJet said: “Due to the evolving situation in Israel, easyJet has taken the decision to temporarily pause operations to and from Tel Aviv until 21 April. The safety and security of our passengers and crew is always easyJet’s highest priority.”

Wizz Air said there could be schedule changes when flights resumed on Tuesday. It said it was monitoring the situation.

Airlines including Air Canada, Delta, Iberia and Lufthansa also suspended flights to Tel Aviv on Sunday and Monday.

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is set to resume flights between Israel and Italy, Malta, Hungary, Cyprus and other European destinations, starting on June 2.

The move comes after the decision to reopen Ben-Gurion Airport’s Terminal 1 at the beginning of June, which charges lower passenger fees than the larger and newer Terminal 3.

The Israel Airports Authority decided to halt activity at Terminal 1 after the war broke out on October 7. As a result, all flights departing from Ben-Gurion Airport currently use Terminal 3.

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