Jewish Journal

Delta grounds flights to Israel, diverts plane to Paris

by JTA

Posted on Jul. 22, 2014 at 8:47 am

<em>Image via Wikimedia Commons</em>

Image via Wikimedia Commons

Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.

The flight en route from New York’s Kennedy Airport was sent to Paris on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck and destroyed a home in Yehud, an Israeli town near Ben Gurion Airport. Flight 268 was carrying 273 passengers and 17 crew members.

Delta said it made the decision to suspend the flights “in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration” and “to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees.”

The airline is offering customers with reservations to Israel a waiver for rebooking their flights.


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