Ebene Magazine – Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and EasyJet are canceling all UK-Israel flights

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EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have all confirmed they are canceling flights between the UK and Israel due to the recent wave of violence.

The three airlines issued statements this week stating that they will attempt to rebook affected customers, with offers for full refunds on the table.

This comes after Israel was put on the UK government’s green list, which means travelers can visit Israel as long as they can show they have been vaccinated.

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In the past week, a wave of violence has struck Israel and the Palestinian territories. Rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza have forced the temporary closure of Ben Gurion International Airport.

An Easyjet spokesman told Jewish News: « Due to the ongoing situation in Tel Aviv, we know that customers may no longer want to travel. All customers currently have the option of transferring their flights to a different date or destination up to two hours before departure without a change fee.

“In addition, customers flying to Tel Aviv in the next two weeks can request a voucher by contacting our customer service team. The safety and well-being of our customers are our top priority. “

A Virgin Atlantic official confirmed the cancellations, saying it was » extremely careful monitoring of events in Israel and a constant review of flight operations in Tel Aviv « .

It was announced that a flight, scheduled to depart today is canceled in addition to the return flight after the routes were also stopped on Wednesday.

The airline added: “The health and safety of our customers and our employees is always our top priority. Those affected will be rebooked onto the next available Virgin Atlantic service or can choose a new travel date. with the service fee and any price difference is omitted. « 

British Airways told Jewish News: » Like other airlines, we canceled our flights to and from Tel Aviv. The safety of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority, and we continue to monitor the situation closely. We encourage customers to check ba.com for the latest flight information. « 

It has been confirmed that it would contact people who should travel for options to rearrange the booking, including a refund.

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