Virgin Atlantic to resume flying to Israel on Friday

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By Linsey McNeill
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Virgin Atlantic is planning to resume one of its two daily flights to Tel Aviv on 20 October, despite the ongoing tensions in Israel.

It said the first flight from London to Tel Aviv will leave Heathrow at 08:50 on Friday, with the return flight leaving Ben Gurion Airport at 16.25.

Passengers who no longer wish to travel can rearrange their travel or cancel with a refund until 28 October.

EasyJet has cancelled all flights to Tel Aviv up to 19 October, but has not confirmed when it will resume operations. EasyJet holidays customers can cancel with a refund up to 31 October.

British Airways has cancelled its flights up to and including 18 October, but, like easyJet, has given no restart date.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office is organising rescue flights for British citizens and dependents unable to find seats on commercial flights from Israel.

Seats on the repatriation flights, operating since last Friday, cost £300 each.

The Foreign Office has been advising against all but essential travel to Israel since a large scale attack on Israeli citizens by Palestinian militant group Hamas, and on Sunday it extended its no-go warning to within four miles of the Lebanon border, in addition to a number of other areas of Israel.

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