Daily Israel Report

El Al Tells Passengers It's OK to Cancel Flights

Israeli carrier says it will allow flights to be cancelled or postponed for up to six months, in view of security situation.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/9/2014, 5:10 PM

El Al flight
El Al flight
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Due to the security situation, Israel's national airline, El Al, has announced that it will allow customers holding tickets for flights departing Israel on the days up to Friday, July 18, to cancel the flights or postpone them for up to six months, without charging them for cancellation or postponement.

Tel-Aviv’s Sde Dov Airport was temporarily shut down Tuesday after a rocket was fired at the Gush Dan region, which includes Tel-Aviv.

Ben-Gurion International Airport is continuing its normal schedule, said the Airports Authority Tuesday. However, it added, due to Israel Air Force activity in the skies, "Israel’s civilian air traffic corridors have been narrowed, which could result in delays for takeoffs and landings."

“Travelers should be in touch with their airlines for more information,” Spokesman Ofer Lefler said.

Additionally, “The Eilat airport is currently closed for all flights,” Lefler said. The airfield is threatened by potential rocket strikes from jihadists in Sinai.