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Korean Air cancels its Tel Aviv flights citing safety concerns



Korean Air announces “temporary flight suspension to Tel Aviv” until July 24 as a result of the Gaza war.

Airlines are offering excellent deals to counter wave of cancellations, with prices slashed by as much as 50%.

By Ilan Gattegno

Korean Air suspended Israel-bound flights until Thursday as a result of the ongoing operation in the Gaza Strip, the company announced on Friday. The airline hinted that the move was partially designed to review safety issues in the wake of the incident last week in which a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

Some 30% of ticket-holders have canceled their travel plans in the wake of the ongoing fighting, officials say – Photo: Yossi Zeliger

“To ensure the safety of customers from the political unrest of the Israel [sic], flights to Tel Aviv (TLV) will be suspended for the duration specified below,” read a statement on the company’s website bearing the headline “Notification of temporary flight suspension to Tel Aviv.”

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