Zachy Hennessey
April 4, Updated April 16

This article was edited on April 16 to reflect temporary airline cancellations following Iran’s bombardment on the 14th.

Air travel to Israel was considerably muddied up by the tragic events of October 7 and the subsequent war in Gaza. Following Hamas’ shock attack in Southern Israel, international airlines around the world temporarily halted their routes to Israel, leaving a surprising lack of options for those wishing to make their way in and out of the country.

With Delta announcing that it will be resuming its New York to Tel Aviv flight route on June 7 following “an extensive security risk assessment by the airline,” prospective travelers may want to know what other airlines are also planning their returns to the Holy Land, and what airlines are currently offering flights.

An El Al plane in Ben Gurion Airport. Photo by Chameleons Eye, Shutterstock.
An El Al plane in Ben Gurion Airport. Photo by Chameleons Eye, Shutterstock.

The below list is subject to change as events continue to unfold, but here’s a look at what’s going where as of April 16, 2024:

Airlines currently offering flights to and from Israel (in alphabetical order).

  • Aegean Airlines (Europe)
  • Air France (Europe)
  • Air Europa (Europe)
  • Air India (Asia)
  • Austrian Airlines (Europe)
  • Arkia (Europe, Middle East)
  • Blue Bird (Europe, Middle East)
  • British Airways (Europe)
  • Brussels Airlines (Europe)
  • Cathay Pacific (Asia)
  • Cyprus Airways (Europe)
  • Easyjet (Europe) – Flights to Israel temporarily suspended until April 21.
  • El Al (Europe, North America, Asia, Africa)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (Africa)
  • Etihad Airways (Middle East)
  • Eurowings (Europe)
  • Finnair (Europe)
  • Flydubai (Middle East)
  • Georgian Airways (Europe)
  • Hainan Airlines (Asia)
  • Heisaki (Europe)
  • Israir (Europe, Middle East)
  • ITA (Europe)
  • LOT (Europe)
  • Lufthansa (Europe) – Flights to Beirut and Tehran are suspended until at least April 18.
  • Smart Wings (Europe)
  • Swiss (Europe)
  • Transavia (Europe)
  • TUS Airways (Europe, Middle East)
  • Wizz Air (Europe)

Airlines resuming operation in April 2024:

  • Air Canada (North America)
  • Bulgaria Air (Europe)
  • Iberia (Europe)
  • KLM (Europe)
  • Korean Air (Asia)
  • United Airlines (North America)

Airlines resuming operation in June 2024:

  • Delta (North America)
  • Vueling (Europe)

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