Airlines resume flights to Israel

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Scandinavian airlines are among those resuming flights to the Israeli capital that were suspended last week because of fears they weren’t safe. Traffic in and out of Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport was disrupted after rockets fired by the Palestinian organization Hamas landed relatively close to the airport.

The battles going on between the Israelis and the Palestinians may be easing, with the UN demanding ceasefires and that they be upheld. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) announced late last week that it would resume its flights to Israel and on Saturday, Norwegian Air also decided to start flying into Tel Aviv again.

Norwegian, meanwhile, continues to be battered by labour and legal challenges over its long-haul intercontinental service. Flight delays and cancellations continue on the new long-distance routes, and a Swedish lawyer is taking Norwegian to court over its refusal to pay compensation to passengers.

newsinenglish.no staff