Amid the escalating war situation between Israel and Hamas, Air India announced a forced development as it suspended all flights to Tel Aviv till October 14, 2023. Yes, you heard it right, Air India has called off all the flight schedules from New Delhi to Tel Aviv till October 14, 2023. This announcement came after Israel declared war on Hamas following an unprecedented attack by Hamas militants on Israeli territories on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Reportedly, five flights of Air India operate per week on the route to Tel Aviv from New Delhi. People should pay attention to the announcements made by the Air Lines if they are planning any trip outside India. Stick with this page and go through it till the end. Drag down the page.
A spokesperson for Air India said, “Our flights to and from Tel Aviv will remain suspended till 14 October for the safety of our passengers and crew. Air India will extend all possible support to passengers who confirmed bookings on any flight during this period,” As mentioned, the airline is providing aid to the affected passengers. This announcement by Air India came after the airline suddenly canceled its flights scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023, when Hamas militants attacked Israel in a shocking turn of events in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Reportedly, Air India’s AI139 flight was scheduled to take from IGI Airport of New Delhi to Tel Aviv and return flight AI140 from Tel Aviv which was subsequently suspended. A senior official of the airline said, “For now, the decision has been taken for a week. We will monitor the developments in the region and in consultation with the stakeholders, the airline will take a call about flights beyond 14 October,” According to the source, the airline has evacuated staff including cabin crew and flight from Tel Aviv with the assistance of Ethiopian Airlines. Shift to the next section and read what the government said about it.
A senior official of the government said, “Under the current network and flight plan, Indian airlines, Air India and Vistara will not fly over the current region of conflict for flights to destinations across Europe or the US. We are currently monitoring the situation,” Other major airlines that also changed their schedule due to rising tensions in the Middle East Europe are Delta, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Air France, Ryan Air, American Airlines, and Aegean Airlines.