Austrian has updated their timetables to reflect increased service to Tel Aviv beginning with this Summer’s schedule that takes effect on March 25. Austrian is increasing weekly flights from Vienna to 18 for this Summer as compared to only 14 for last summer.
In addition to the bump in Summer frequency, OS will further increase service for Winter 2018/19 to 21 flights per week.
In their comments, Austrian suggested that further increases may be necessary.
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.