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Business News/ News / World/  Israel-Iran conflict: Qatar Air, Lufthansa resume services; Air India halts Tel Aviv flights till April 20 | Top updates
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Israel-Iran conflict: Qatar Air, Lufthansa resume services; Air India halts Tel Aviv flights till April 20 | Top updates

Israel-Iran conflict: Amid the ongoing tensions in the Middle East, several airlines' operations remain suspended. However, a few of them including Qatar Airways and Lufthansa have resumed services.

Against the backdrop of the Israel-Iran conflict, several airline companies have continued to keep their Middle East operations suspended. (HT)Premium
Against the backdrop of the Israel-Iran conflict, several airline companies have continued to keep their Middle East operations suspended. (HT)

After suspending flight operations in several parts of the Middle East owing to Iran's air attack on Israel, many airlines are preparing to begin flight services in the region.

Iran attack Israel LIVE updates

International airline Etihad Airways cancelled services to Israel's capital Tel Aviv and Jordan's capital Amman on Sunday. However, the airline was planning to operate scheduled passenger and cargo services between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, and Amman and Beirut soon.

Iran-Israel conflict: Airlines that have resumed operations 

-Emirates Airlines resumed scheduled operations to and from Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq from Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson said.

-Qatar Airways also resumed services to Amman, Beirut and Baghdad, it said in a post on X on Sunday.

-Germany's Lufthansa resumed regular flights to and from Tel Aviv, Erbil and Amman on Tuesday. Flights to Beirut and Tehran will remain suspended until at least Thursday.

-Wizz Air resumed flights to and from Tel Aviv, Amman and Aqaba from Tuesday, with minor changes to the schedule.

-Etihad Airways cancelled services to Tel Aviv and Amman on Sunday. However, the airline was planning to operate scheduled passenger and cargo services between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, Amman and Beirut soon.

Cancelled flights since October 7

-Delta Air Lines cancelled flights between Tel Aviv and New York until June 7.

-Cathay Pacific cancelled flights to and from Tel Aviv until October 24.

-Virgin Atlantic paused flights to and from Tel Aviv until September 4.

-Finnair cancelled flights to Tel Aviv until October 29.

-Portugal's TAP suspended Tel Aviv flights without providing a timeframe.

-Cyprus Airways suspended Larnaca-Tel Aviv route until further notice.

-Bulgaria Air cancelled all Tel Aviv flights without giving a timeframe.

Cancelled or rerouted flights

-Britain's EasyJet said on Tuesday that it had suspended flights to Israel until Oct. 27.

-KLM cancelled all flights to and from Tel Aviv up to and including Thursday, according to its website.

-Finnair suspended 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 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 Iberia Express said on X social media that it would cancel flights to Tel Aviv on Sunday and Monday.

-United Airlines cancelled Sunday's planned flight from Newark to Tel Aviv, it said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

-Air Canada warned of long delays and cancellations on its Israel flights and cancelled flights to Tel Aviv on Monday and Tuesday.

-Australia's Qantas Airways said on Saturday it had temporarily rerouted flights between Perth and London.

-China Southern Airlines cancelled Sunday's flight to Iran, and Hainan Airlines said it was monitoring the situation and evaluating whether an upcoming flight to Israel can fly normally, Chinese business outlet Yicai reported.

Air India's Israel flights remain suspended 

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

-IndiGo rerouted daily flights to Istanbul from Delhi and Mumbai, according to Flightradar 24. The Indian carrier, however, did not issue a formal statement on the change. Both flights, which earlier flew over Iran, now fly through Central Asia, according to Flightradar 24.

-Indian carrier Vistara, co-owned by Tata and Singapore Airlines, said it was "making changes to flight-paths" of some of its flights, without providing further details.

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Published: 16 Apr 2024, 07:44 PM IST
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