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EasyJet axes all flights to Israel until Oct. 27

The budget carrier had resumed flights to Ben-Gurion Airport last month.

An Easyjet Airbus A319-100. Credit: Nieuwland Photography/Shutterstock.
An Easyjet Airbus A319-100. Credit: Nieuwland Photography/Shutterstock.

British budget airline EasyJet on Tuesday canceled all flights to Israel until Oct. 27, citing the security situation in the Middle East.

Customers booked to fly to the Jewish state are being offered a range of options, including a full refund.

EasyJet had resumed flights to Israel last month after suspending them in the wake of Hamas’s Oct. 7 invasion.

Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport reopened Sunday morning after being shuttered for seven hours overnight due to the Iranian missile and drone attack on the Jewish state.

The unprecedented Iranian attack forced national carrier El Al to cancel more than two dozen flights and reschedule others, while some foreign airlines scrapped flights altogether on Sunday.

The Iranian assault came one week before the start of the weeklong Passover holiday, traditionally a bustling tourism period in Israel and for Israelis abroad.

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