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SAS and Norwegian cancel Israel flights

Scandinavian airlines have decided to follow US ban against flying to Tel Aviv airport


Rockets from Gaza landed near Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday (Photo: Scanpix)

July 23, 2014
10:32

by AJ


After the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday told US airlines that flights to Israel would be temporarily prohibited, the Scandinavian airlines SAS and Norwegian decided to follow suit and suspend all flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Tel Aviv.

According to the FAA,  on Tuesday a rocket from Gaza landed one and a half kilometres from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and destroyed a building in the Yahud suburb.

No European warning
Other European airlines have also suspended Tel Aviv flights, including Air France and Lufthansa. 

Airlines in Denmark primarily follow the guidelines from the national traffic authority Trafikstyrelsen or the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EuroControl), but none of these agencies have yet issued a warning against flying in the area.



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