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European Airlines Cancel Tel Aviv Flights Amid Escalating Conflict

LONDON—British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Iberia all canceled flights to Tel Aviv as European carriers joined U.S. airlines in avoiding flying to Israel amid an escalating conflict there. “The safety and security of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority, and we continue to monitor the situation closely,” British Airways said after canceling its flights to and from Tel Aviv on Thursday. UK-based Virgin Atlantic canceled a flight there late on Wednesday and said it was reviewing whether to operate its Thursday evening flight. Spanish airline Iberia also canceled its flight to Tel Aviv from Madrid on Thursday and back on Friday a spokeswoman said, while Germany’s Lufthansa also canceled its flights. “Due to the current situation in Israel, Lufthansa is suspending its flights to Tel Aviv until Friday, May 14,” the airline said. Wizz Air said it had delayed its Thursday flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel …

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