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ISTANBUL, July 22- A Turkish Airlines plane flying from Istanbul to Tel Aviv turned back on Tuesday as the company halted flights there for 24 hours due to security reasons, company spokesman Ali Genc told Reuters.
Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold?
WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body.
TORONTO, July 22- Air Canada has canceled its scheduled flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, scheduled for later on Tuesday, the Canadian flagship carrier said on Tuesday, citing safety concerns.
TORONTO— Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport. The move comes after a number of airlines across the world cancelled flights and after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport.
*American cancels flight from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv. July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in the region has intensified.
Delta Air rose$. 52 or 1.4 percent, to $37.67. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $10.78. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 29 or 1.0 percent, to $27.95.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 29 or. 9 percent, to $34.18. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 40 or 1.1 percent, to $35.58.
KHARKIV, Ukraine— CORRECTS: Train bearing bodies from Malaysia Airlines crash arrives in Kharkiv.
The flight stoppages came after Hamas, the militant group that dominates in the Gaza Strip, and its allies fired more rockets into Israel, triggering sirens in Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, Casey Norton, a spokesman for American Airlines, said an inbound and outbound flight operated by its US Airways unit between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv were canceled.
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July 22- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines and US Airways, a unit of American Airlines Group, on Tuesday said they have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety. Esther Castiel, who heads US Airways' operations in Tel Aviv, said the FAA had "issued a request not to travel to Israel.
Delta Air rose$. 39 or 1.0 percent, to $37.54. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $10.77. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 21 or. 7 percent, to $27.87.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 18 or. 5 percent, to $34.07. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 32 or. 9 percent, to $35.50.
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
BEIJING— China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.
JERUSALEM— A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22- A plan to restructure Malaysian Airlines could be announced as early as the end of August, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, after one of its planes crashed in Ukraine in the second disaster to hit the carrier this year.
BERLIN, July 22- Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made, the head of the International Air Transport Association said, sidestepping calls for a conference of global airlines on the matter.