Friday, October 24th5.1°C
23711
22952

Air Canada plane does `go-around' at Tel Aviv; landing was delayed minutes

TORONTO - Air Canada says a flight to Tel Aviv had to perform a "go-around" over southern Israel today until airspace conditions could be confirmed as safe for landing.

Airline spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says Flight AC84 was advised to do so by by Israeli Air Traffic Control shortly before 12 p.m. local time.

She says the plane altered its course about eight kilometres away from Ben Gurion airport, and landed 10 minutes later without incident.

Arthur says the return flight to Toronto, AC85, departed Tel Aviv about two hours later.

She did not state a specific reason for the go-around, but said the airline plans to operate this evening's flight to Tel Aviv as scheduled.

Flights by Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) to Tel Aviv were resumed Thursday after a suspension on Tuesday following a rocket strike less than two kilometres from the international airport.

Three U.S. airlines serving Israel resumed flights to Tel Aviv the same day, after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on Israeli flights on Wednesday.

Some European airlines also resumed flights on Thursday.

Arthur said earlier the decision to resume flights to Tel Aviv was based on the airline's "own assessment" and that of "regulators of the situation."

In regards to today's landing, Arthur said in an email:

"Five miles prior to landing at Tel Aviv airport this morning (July 25), our flight AC84 originating from Toronto was advised by Israeli Air Traffic Control (ATC) to perform a standard go-around until airspace conditions could be confirmed as safe for landing. Our pilots altered course following ATC's instructions and landed 10 minutes later safely, without incident, at 12:07 local."

Germany's two largest airlines said they were not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.

Air Berlin says flights to Tel Aviv were to remain suspended at least through midday Friday, while Lufthansa says all Friday flights to the airport have been cancelled.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

23216


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14486.83+174.76
S&P CDNX808.600.60
DJIA16677.90216.58
Nasdaq4452.792+69.945
S&P 5001950.82+23.71
CDN Dollar0.8906+0.0002
Gold1232.70+3.60
Oil81.39-0.36
Lumber334.10+4.50
Natural Gas3.592-0.03

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.11-0.01
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.17+0.02
Cantex0.0550.00
Anavex Life Sciences0.1980.00
Metalex Ventures0.04-0.01
Russel Metals33.16+0.63
Copper Mountain Mining2.08-0.02
Colorado Resources0.14-0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.013+0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.05-0.01
Mission Ready Services0.41+0.005

 





FEATURED Property
2086422282 Moyer Road
10083935 bedrooms
$599,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Weakening global growth worries

The Big Picture Growth worries persist Worries about weakening global growth and its potential impact on the US economic recovery roiled markets around the globe this week. Europe continues to be the ...


Keep it rubber side down

This time of year, I always worry about which friends of mine will get caught going off the road in adverse weather conditions. With a little preparation most accidents can be avoided. Having won the...


Big bank predicts rate hike

Photo: Thinkstock.comThe end of record-low rates is nigh, according to one major bank, which has taken a stance and predicted when the Bank of Canada will raise its long-standing overnight rate. &ldq...

_








Member of BC Press Council


23741