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United 1st U.S. Airline to Resume Flights to Israel

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United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip. The airline says it will resume service to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with a 4:45 p.m. flight from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
 
The decision comes hours after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
 
Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, the two other U.S. carriers that fly to Israel, have said they are still evaluating their plans.

The European Aviation Safety Agency has also lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport. The agency said today it is now recommending that national authorities base decisions on flying to Israel's main airport "on thorough risk assessments."  (AP)

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