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.