Planes are diverted as Iran launches a drone attack on Israel

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Airspace closures through the Middle East grounded and diverted flights on Saturday as Iran launched drones toward Israel.
United Airlines , which resumed service to Tel Aviv early last month after suspending Israel flights after the Hamas attacks in October, called off its Newark to Tel Aviv flight on Saturday after Israel closed its airspace.
Delta was scheduled to restart flights to Tel Aviv on June.
American Airlines has not resumed Israel service.
United also canceled its flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Amman, Jordan on Saturday night, “due to unrest in the Middle East.”
Some flights avoided large swaths of airspace in the Middle East, reroutes that delayed some planes, Swiss International Airlines said.
Flight-tracking site Flightradar24 said multiple flights bound for Tel Aviv and Amman had diverted on Saturday.
Air France’s Israel service was canceled for Sunday and British Airways canceled its two flights to Tel Aviv on Sunday and scrubbed a flight to Amman.

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Iran launched drones toward Israel on Saturday, causing airspace closures throughout the Middle East that grounded and diverted aircraft.

United Airlines canceled its Newark to Tel Aviv flight on Saturday after Israel closed its airspace. United Airlines had suspended its flights to Israel following the Hamas attacks in October, but it had resumed service to Tel Aviv early last month. The Jordanian state-owned news outlet Al Mamlaka reported that both Iraq and Jordan had closed their airspace.

United released a statement saying, “We are closely monitoring the situation and will make decisions on upcoming flights with a focus on the safety of our customers and crews.”. There is only one U.S. carrier. s. airline that has been operating to Israel since October. Delta had planned to resume service to Tel Aviv in June. 7. There is still no return of American Airlines to Israel.

Due to “unrest in the Middle East,” United also canceled its Saturday night flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Amman, Jordan. The Sunday flight from Newark to Dubai was also canceled by United.

When flights would resume was unclear.

Swiss International Airlines reported that certain flights were rerouted to avoid significant areas of Middle Eastern airspace, causing delays for certain aircraft.

Multiple flights on Saturday headed for Tel Aviv and Amman were diverted, according to flight tracking website Flightradar24.

The Sunday flights were also canceled by airlines. El Al, an Israeli airline, canceled over 20 flights on Sunday. El Al’s two Thai-to-Israeli flights experienced a diversion to Bangkok. The airline instructed customers to wait to arrive at the airport before leaving.

The Sunday flight from Dubai to Amman by Emirates Airline has been canceled. In addition to British Airways canceling two flights to Tel Aviv and postponing one to Amman on Sunday, Air France also canceled its Israel service for the same day. In addition, Lufthansa terminated its flights to Israel.

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