LUFTHANSA GROUP has announced that flights operating to and from Israel are canceled through at least June 24. This extends the ban another 24 hours from their previous announcement yesterday.
The reason for the cancellation is out of an abundance of caution after rockets landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport yesterday. In light of the recent shoot down of the Malaysian 777 over the Ukraine, this does seem to be an appropriate response.
This affects 20 flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, germanwings and Brussels. If your itinerary is affected, please use this link to find contact information for Lufthansa in your country.
In light of recent events today at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, LUFTHANSA GROUP has cancelled ALL FLIGHTS scheduled to and from Israel for the next 36 hours.
This involves flights operated by AUSTRIAN, SWISS, LUFTHANSA and GERMANWINGS.
According to what I’ve read there have been several rockets that have landed near the airport which has prompted this appropriate response.
In addition, the FAA has also required US airlines to cease operations to Israel for AT LEAST 24 hours.
If your Lufthansa travels are affected by this, please use this link to contact your nearest customer service center so that you can be reaccommodated.
Last week, the Business Traveller Awards were announced in Germany for a variety of travel related categories. Among them, SWISS, Lufthansa and Austrian took 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in the category that awarded best ‘Business Airline for Business Travellers in Germany and Europe’. The win for SWISS was its 2nd consecutive for the category.
SWISS was also recognized by readers for ‘Best Airline For International Business Travellers‘ and was awarded a respectable 3rd place for the category.
Additionally, Lufthansa took home 1st place for “Best Website For Business Travellers“.
The Business Traveller Awards are awarded on an annual basis and are determined by reader balloting.