Delta cancels all flights to Israel

Delta cancels all flights to Israel

July 22nd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

A Delta airlines jet takes off in this file photo.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.

Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.