Flights to Israel again offered by Air Canada from Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario

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Published April 11, 2024 at 11:41 am

Air Canada resumes flights to Israel from Pearson in Mississauga.

Six months after suspending daily flights to Israel, Canada’s flagship airline is once again taking passengers from Pearson Airport in Mississauga to the war-torn region.

Air Canada resumed its flight schedule to Tel Aviv on Thursday from Pearson after being among numerous airlines around the world to cancel all direct flights to the region last October shortly after Hamas’s attack on Israel.

The attack last Oct. 7 and subsequent retaliatory airstrikes sparked fears that initial hostilities could escalate into a regional war.

Although flights to Israel have returned, Global Affairs Canada is still advising Canadians to avoid non-essential travel to the area “due to the ongoing regional armed conflict and the unpredictable security situation.”

When Canada’s biggest carrier announced in early March it would resume the flights, it was the second North American airline to announce a return of air service to the largest city in Israel.

U.S.-based United Airlines announced its intention to resume flights just prior to Air Canada doing the same.

According to aviation news organization Simple Flying, Air Canada also plans to reintroduce Montreal-to-Tel Aviv service in May.

A number of European airlines resumed flights to Israel earlier this year.

Among other major carriers to suspend service to Israel last October were British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa.

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