Air France to resume flights to Israel

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Air France is set to become the latest European carrier to resume flights to Israel later this week.

The airline will reintroduce services from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Tel Aviv on Wednesday (24 January), with three flights per week operating on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Most European carriers suspended flights to Israel following the outbreak of the war in Gaza in early October following the Hamas terrorist attacks.

Air France’s resumption of services to Tel Aviv comes after Lufthansa Group’s airlines began restoring flights to Israel from 8 January. But Air France’s sister airline KLM said its services from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv remain cancelled “until further notice”.

In a statement, Air France said that the safety of passengers and crews remained its “absolute priority”.

“The airline is constantly monitoring the geopolitical situation in the areas served and overflown by its aircraft in order to ensure the highest level of flight safety,” added the carrier. 

Wizz Air is due to restart flights from London Luton airport to Tel Aviv from 1 March. It will also resume flights to Ben Guiron airport from Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Krakow and Rome Fiumicino. 

Currently British Airways has cancelled flights from the UK to Tel Aviv up to and including 30 March. Virgin Atlantic’s services to Israel, as well as Ryanair’s flights from several European airports to Tel Aviv, are also cancelled until 30 March.

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