Skip to comments.FAA cancels flight ban to Israel, Europe withdraws warning
Posted on 07/24/2014 6:34:22 AM PDT by Tzfat
Hours after extending a 24-hour ban that went into effect Tuesday, the FAA cancels flight restrictions in response to increased Israeli security measures.
Just twelve hours after it renewed a 24-hour ban on US flights to and from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport, the Federal Aviation Authority on Thursday withdrew the ban, setting the stage for US and international carriers to resume flights. Europe's Aviation Safety Agency, which had issued a "strong recommendation" against flights to Tel Aviv, retracted its warning later in the day.
Since the FAA ban on Tuesday, which followed the first successful Hamas rocket landing within the vicinity of the airport, hundreds of flights were canceled, and thousands of travelers stranded.
Since the FAA lifted its ban, Alitalia, Air Berlin, USAirways, United, Air Mediterranee and Air Europa announced they would be returning to full service as soon as possible, while Delta, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Easy Jet, Lufthansa and its affiliates had still not, according to the Israel Airport Athority.
Israel lobbied heavily for the US to lift the restriction, which politicians called a victory for Hamas and terrorism. The FAA said it took into account "significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation," before making its decision, but stressed that its primary goad was to protect passenger on US airlines.
It was a leftist de facto boycott on Israel, and they got called on it.
See, they want to be anti-God, and anti-Christ,
but they don’t want everyone to know it, yet.
Thank you President Cruz!
Yeh the ban got lifted after Ted Cruz threatened to hold up all state dept nominations. Go Ted!! Ted Cruz and Rick Perry both rock.
The FAA and Obama may have acted too fast in lifting the ban and if an passenger plane it his with a Hamas missile, It will be Obama’s fault.
if a passenger plane is hit
with a Hamas missile by a kid throwing a rock...
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