Violence In Israel Forces Many Airlines To Suspend, Cancel Flights
New Delhi, Oct 9 (TNA) Amid escalation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas led terrorists over the past 24-hours, several airlines in Asia have cancelled or curtailed flights to and fro from the violence-hit country. Air India, an official said, has also suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv until October 14, citing the safety of its passengers and crew.
Korean Air, the only South Korean airline that operates direct flights between Incheon and Tel Aviv, also canceled its Monday flight. An official statement however informed that it would operate a return flight from Tel Aviv to Incheon, to bring people home.
There are about 570 South Korean nationals residing in Israel and an additional 360 tourists in the country, according to the foreign ministry, though no Korean nationals have been reported as casualties yet, media reports suggest.
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific also canceled its Tuesday flight to and from Tel Aviv, saying it would closely monitor the situation. Other major airlines, including United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, have also seen flight suspensions and cancelations due to the conflict.