After the U-S Federal Aviation Administration decided to cancel all flights to Tel Aviv for 24 hours, Air Canada followed suit by cancelling a flight, scheduled Tuesday night, from Toronto to Tel Aviv (AC84) and the return flight to Toronto (AC85).
The notice came on the heels of a rocket strike, which landed almost two kilometres from the Israeli airport this morning.
Air Canada tweeted out the news this morning.
Spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur added in an e-mail.“We will continue to evaluate the situation and provide updates as needed,”.
Israel’s Transportation Ministry called on the airlines to re-evaluate their decisions saying the airport is “safe for landings and departures.”
However in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Passenger jet, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, airlines are being far more careful and are now taking risk assessment into their own hands, both for the safety of passengers and to avoid claims of negligence.