Airlines Suspend Flights due to Middle East Tensions

Global airlines suffered flight disruptions on Monday as a result of Iran’s missile and drone attacks on Israel, further limiting options for planes flying between Europe and Asia.
While Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon reopened their airspaces on Sunday, several routes are still disrupted.

Below airlines have provided an update:

* KLM (AIRF.PA), opens new tab cancelled, opens new tab all flights to and from Tel Aviv up to and including Thursday, according to its website.

* Finnair (FIA1S.HE), opens new tab suspended, opens new tab operations in Iranian airspace until further notice. A spokesperson said the Finnish carrier would reroute flights from Doha over Egypt, resulting in delays of a “few minutes”.

* A SAS (SAS.ST), opens new tab spokesperson said flights between Copenhagen and Bangkok fly partially over the region, and one flight had to reroute on the night between Saturday and Sunday.

* IAG-owned (ICAG.L), opens new tab Iberia Express said on X social media it would cancel flights to Tel Aviv on Sunday and Monday.

* United Airlines (UAL.O), opens new tab cancelled Sunday’s planned flight from Newark to Tel Aviv, it said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

* Air Canada (AC.TO), opens new tabwarned, opens new tab of long delays and cancellations on its Israel flights, and cancelled flights to Tel Aviv on Monday, opens new tab and Tuesday, opens new tab.

* Australia’s Qantas Airways (QAN.AX), opens new tab said on Saturday it had temporarily rerouted flights between Perth and London.

* China Southern Airlines (600029.SS), opens new tab cancelled Sunday’s flight to Iran, and Hainan Airlines (600221.SS), opens new tab said it was monitoring the situation and evaluating whether an upcoming flight to Israel can fly normally, Chinese business outlet Yicai reported.

* Air India cancelled flights to and from Tel Aviv until April 20. The airline ran five weekly flights to the Israeli city, according to flight tracking platform Flightradar 24.


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