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Germany's Lufthansa to resume Tel Aviv flights Saturday

German airline Lufthansa said it would resume flights to and from Tel Aviv on Saturday (26 July) after a three-day suspension due to security concerns.

FRANKFURT - German airline Lufthansa said it would resume flights to and from Tel Aviv on Saturday (26 July) after a three-day suspension due to security concerns. "It is with relief that we are able to return to scheduled service on the routes to Tel Aviv," the company said in a statement on Friday.

The group, which also operates carriers Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines, runs flights between Israel's main international airport and Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels. "Lufthansa continuously evaluates the security situation for the entire route network in close coordination with the responsible authorities," it said.

American, Russian and some European carriers resumed flights to Israel Thursday after a two-day freeze amid fears that rocket fire from Gaza was endangering commercial air traffic into Tel Aviv. On Friday an Air Canada flight from Toronto was forced to circle the Tel Aviv airport before landing after rockets were fired, an airline spokeswoman said.

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