Air Canada Cancels All Flights to Israel due to Ongoing Conflict

Air Canada has cancelled a flight to Israel that was scheduled to depart on Tuesday amid reports of heavy unrest in the region and says it is monitoring the situation to determine any further changes in its flight schedule.

The flight had already been delayed for 24 hours due to violence in the region but the airline said Wednesday the flight has now been cancelled along with a flight that was set to return to the country Thursday.

Another flight is scheduled to depart over the weekend, however Air Canda said it will “continue to monitor events and adjust our schedule further if warranted.”

Militants have rained down hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past week, including some fired towards Israel’s main airport in Tel-Aviv, while the Israeli military has carried out multiple airstrikes in Gaza.

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines have also cancelled or suspended some flights going into the country amid the violence.

Air Canada said customers impacted by this decision have been notified and offered a goodwill policy.

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