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Delta pushes back Israel return to June 7

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Delta now plans resume Israel service on June 7 with a daily flight from New York JFK to Tel Aviv. 

The carrier had previously set a Tel Aviv resumption date of May 1, but said late Wednesday that it pushed back the relaunch following an extensive security-risk assessment. 

“Delta continues to closely monitor the situation in Israel in conjunction with government and private-sector partners,” the airline said. 

Prior to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack that sparked the Israel-Hamas war, Delta was flying daily to Tel Aviv from New York and Atlanta, and thrice weekly from Boston. 

Currently, Delta customers can fly to Israel through a codeshare with El Al out of New York, Newark, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. 

Delta will resume Tel Aviv service flying an Airbus A330-900, which the carrier said will add nearly 2,000 seats per week to the New York-Israel market.

Last week, United became the first U.S. carrier to resume Israel service, flying daily between Newark and Tel Aviv. 

Skift reports that American Airlines doesn’t plan to resume Israel flights until October. 

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