People are finding it difficult to leave Israel as more flights are being cut.

Securing direct flights from Israel to the UK has become increasingly difficult with more carriers cancelling flights after the Hamas attacks.

Virgin Atlantic now operates one round-trip flight to and from Tel Aviv per day rather than two, while British Airways continues to operate one round-trip route.

EasyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, as well as Air France, Lufthansa, and Emirates, have all grounded flights to the United Kingdom.

Some flights are operating, but with many already completely booked, tickets are in short supply.


The earliest BA flight to the UK, for example, is on Sunday 15 October, with a one-way ticket costing more than £1,300.

Virgin Atlantic and Israel’s national carrier El Al, which continues to operate two daily flights to London Heathrow and two to Luton Airport, have no availability on UK-bound services until next week.

Flightradar24, a flight tracking website, informed the BBC that many airlines had canceled flights owing to safety concerns, but that the airspace over Israel isn’t closed, therefore the amount of flights traveling to or from Tel Aviv “is currently down to individual operators.”

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The shrinking number of direct flights out of the country comes as Foreign Secretary James Cleverly urged UK nationals seeking to leave Israel to employ commercial transportation, since no UK government evacuation is presently planned.

The Foreign Office advises against all but necessary travel to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as well as all travel to specified areas in the region.

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