FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv

The FAA said in a statement that the The FAA said in a statement that the ban on flights to Ben Gurion International Airport is for 24 hours beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday. Photo Credit: News 12 New Jersey

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WASHINGTON - (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks.
    
The agency said Wednesday it is working closely with the Israeli government to review new information they have provided and to determine whether safety concerns have been resolved.
    
FAA instituted the flight prohibition on Tuesday in response to a rocket strike that landed about a mile from the airport.
    
The directive applies only to U.S. operators, and has no authority over foreign airlines operating to or from the airport.

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