The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport by canceling a Notice to Airmen it had renewed yesterday. The extension had been announced on Wednesday afternoon as a follow-up to a flight prohibition announced on Tuesday, July 22. The ban was initially in response to a rocket strike that landed approximately one mile from the airport.
In a statement, the FAA said that it worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and "carefully reviewed" both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation.
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On its website, the the FAA said that its primary mission and interest "are the protection of people traveling on U.S. airlines. The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions, as necessary."