Several major airlines have canceled flights to Israel over security concerns after the terrorist group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Saturday.
Hundreds died after Hamas “opened the gates of hell” near the Gaza border and then took dozens of Israeli civilians and soldiers hostage.
And after Israel launched retaliatory strikes that reportedly killed 232 Palestinians, major airlines have decided to cancel scheduled flights.
This also includes Wizz Air, which has canceled its Sunday flights to and from Tel Aviv.
The airline flies from Luton Airport and London Gatwick Airport, with aircraft landing at Ben Gurion Airport – 12 miles south of Tel Aviv.
A Wizz Air spokesman said: “Due to the situation in Israel, we have canceled flights to and from Tel Aviv on Sunday October 8th.
“We continue to monitor the situation closely and are in contact with the relevant authorities.
“The safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority and all affected passengers will be contacted by email or text message.”
Wizz Air also canceled a flight that was scheduled to land in Sofia at 4:25 p.m. on Saturday, as well as a flight from Vilnius that was scheduled to land at 6:40 p.m.
EasyJet also canceled a flight from Amsterdam that was due to land at 1:10 p.m.
However, that is Check their website for current travel information states that Ben Gurion Airport is currently open and flights to Tel Aviv are operating as planned.
Your next direct flights from Luton are scheduled for Monday.
Ryanair has canceled flights to Berlin, Milan, Brussels and other destinations.
According to data from Aviation24.be.
Spanish airline Iberia canceled a flight from Madrid to Israel that was due to land at 5:25 p.m., while German airline Lufthansa canceled its flights from Frankfurt and Munich for the rest of the weekend.
However, Lufthansa will maintain a single flight from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt, but “all other Lufthansa flights to and from Tel Aviv have been canceled for this Saturday,” a spokesman told AFP.
All Delta Airlines flights scheduled to depart from the United States to Israel on Saturday evening and Sunday morning have been canceled.
According to news site Walla, Swiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Air India and Turkish Airlines are among the companies canceling flights to and from Israel.
Shortly after the attack, several Tel Aviv-bound planes were diverted to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus.
The Israel Airports Authority has announced that airports in the south and center of the country are closed to private and tourist flights.
Ben Gurion Airport remains open in accordance with safety guidelines.