British Airways continues Israel flights as US and European airlines suspend operations

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Airspace over Israel quiet after flight suspensions (Source: Getty)

British Airways is one of the only major European airlines still flying into the Israeli airport Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv.

A number of major US and European carriers have suspended flights to the country after rockets from Gaza were fired closed to the airport raising safety concerns.

BA’s twice daily flights to the destination will continue while many of the world’s biggest airlines in Europe and the UK, including US Airways, Delta, United Airlines and KLM, cancelled flights to Israel scheduled for today.

Israeli airlines El Al, Arkia and Israir are also continuing to operate along with a number of smaller European carriers still scheduled to fly, including Russian airline Aeroflot and Finnish carrier Finnair.

BA said it would keep the route under review.

The region has seen sustained fighting over the last week as Israel continues a ground offensive on Hamas militants in Gaza where more than 600 civilians have been killed and over 10 Israeli soldiers.

This is how the airspace over Israel looks at the moment just before midday.

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