FAA extends Israel flight ban

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/23 2014 12:08PM

Updated 07/23 2014 03:12PM

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that US flights to Israel will continue to be banned for another 24 hours amid security concerns.

The move extends the flight suspension set Tuesday after a rocket fell within a mile of the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.

The notice to airmen, prompted several international carriers to follow suit yesterday, sending thousands of fliers scrambling to change their plans.
Meanwhile, US Airways/American Airlines announced it would resume service to Israel on Thursday, pending FAA approval.

The agency said in a statement it was "working closely with the Government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated so the agency can resolve concerns as quickly as possible."

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