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British Airways suspends Israel flights over safety fears

British Airways has suspended flights to Israel due to safety concerns, the airline said (PA)
British Airways has suspended flights to Israel due to safety concerns, the airline said (PA) British Airways has suspended flights to Israel due to safety concerns, the airline said (PA)

British Airways has suspended flights to and from Israel due to safety concerns, the airline said.

Flight BA165 is returning to Heathrow after nearly reaching Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

A British Airways spokesman said: “Safety is always our highest priority and following the latest assessment of the situation, we’re suspending our flights to and from Tel Aviv.

“We’re contacting customers booked to travel to or from Tel Aviv to apologise for the inconvenience and offer options including a full refund and rebooking with another airline or with British Airways at a later date.

“We continue to monitor the situation in the region closely.”

Other carriers such easyJet and Wizz Air suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv after the Hamas attacks on Saturday.

Virgin Atlantic is continuing to operate flights between Heathrow and Tel Aviv.