US ends ban on flights into Israel

GMT 03:26 2014 Friday ,25 July

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) removed its ban on US passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.
Israeli officials have been lobbying Washington to reverse its decision which was put in place after a Hamas rocket struck close to the airport on Tuesday. Other international airlines followed suit, canceling many flights to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport in the last two days, according to the (CNN).
Now that the ban is lifted, the three US airlines that fly to Israel Delta, United and US Airways will need to decide when they will resume flights.
In a statement released late Wednesday, the FAA said it "worked with its US Government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation." The FAA said it is continuing to monitor the "very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions, as necessary."

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