Europe Lifts Israel Flight Ban

European airlines have been told they can consider flying again to Tel Aviv airport in Israel.

The decision follows a similar one earlier on Thursday, in which the US aviation regulator lifted its ban on US carriers flying there.

The European Aviation Safety Agency stopped short of saying that resumed flights would be safe.

It said airlines and national authorities should make their own decisions, based on the risks involved.

The decision of these authorities to change tack was immediately followed by the UK airline Easyjet resuming flights to Tel Aviv.

‎”Due to the FAA lifting its instruction to all United States’ airlines to suspend their flights to Israel, and the European safety regulator EASA following suit, EasyJet will operate its services to and from Tel Aviv as scheduled from Friday 25 July,” the budget carrier said.

“EasyJet will also operate one return flight this afternoon between London Gatwick and Tel Aviv.” ‎

via BBC

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