arirang news

The World On arirang

WED, 2015-10-07 KST

arirang Head Menu

U.S., European flights bound for Israel halted by aviation regulators Updated: 2014-07-23 07:52:28 KST

Time now for a look through the international headlines we're following this Wednesday morning. For that, we turn to our Eunice Kim, standing by at the NewsCenter. Good morning, Eunice. (Good morning, Mark.) Amid heightened scrutiny of flights near war zones several flights bound for Israel's Tel Aviv have been cancelled across Europe and the United States?

That's right, Mark. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has banned all American airliners from flying in or out of Israel's main commercial air hub the Ben Gurion International Airport this after a rocket presumably shot by Hamas militants fell at an area just 1.6 kilometers away.
The F-A-A ordered Delta, United and US Airways to halt flights to Israel for 24 hours.
European aviation regulators strongly recommended a similar suspension. Germany's Lufthansa, Air-France and Dutch airline KLM grounded their Tel Aviv-bound flights while Israel's flagship carrier El Al carried on business as usual.
Israel's transport minister earlier criticized the cancellations as "a prize to terrorism". In reaction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to ask him to lift the FAA ban.
The suspensions will remain U.S. officials say and come one day after the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for its citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Israel and the West Bank.


KOGL : Korea Open Government License
본 저작물 중 본문에 해당하는 뉴스 스크립트는 공공누리 제1유형-출처표시 조건에 따라 이용할 수 있습니다.
단, 영상 자료는 저작권 문제로 자유이용이 제한되니, 담당자에게 확인하여 주시기 바랍니다.
(국제방송교류재단 김형선 : ☎02-3475-5263)