Deutsche Lufthansa extends flight suspension to Tel Aviv
Frankfurt, July 25, 2014
Germany's largest airline Deutsche Lufthansa has said it would keep flights to Tel Aviv suspended on Friday, July 25, citing security concerns.
Lufthansa said it acknowledged the efforts made by Israel to provide the best possible protection for Ben Gurion Airport with the "Iron Dome" shield.
"As soon as this protection can be verifiably guaranteed, we will resume flight operations," Lufthansa said in a statement.
The suspension would also affect its Germanwings, Austrian Airlines and Swiss divisions.
Rival US Airways on Thursday resumed flights to Israel after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted a ban imposed earlier this week when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv airport. - Reuters