AUA cancels flights: Austrians stranded in Israel

Iran attacked Israel on Sunday night. According to the Israeli military, more than 300 drones and missiles were launched into the country. Israeli airspace was closed and AUA had to cancel flights.

Austrian Lufthansa subsidiary AUA canceled numerous flights after Iran launched airstrikes on Israel on Sunday night.

The night flight from Vienna to Tel Aviv, OS 859, was supposed to depart at 11:10 p.m., but was delayed to 6:40 a.m. However, he may be due Closure of Israeli airspace will not be carried out.

Passengers stranded in Israel

Passengers on the return flight (Tel Aviv-Vienna, OS 860). Stuck in Israel for now.

AUA spokeswoman Sophie Matkovits confirmed to aviation magazine “Austrian Wings” that AUA will also fly to Amman (Jordan) and Erbil (Kurdish province in Iraq). At least until April 15.

“The safety of our guests and crew is always our priority,” Matkowitz emphasized. So flights to Tehran were suspended on April 12.

Lufthansa Group is suspending all flights to Amman, Beirut, Erbil and Tel Aviv until at least Monday, according to Reuters.

Additionally, all Lufthansa Group flights Airspace over Israel, Jordan and Iraq The company will fly around until further notice, as announced upon further request.

Flights already in the air last night were diverted to new routes. According to reports, Lufthansa had already decided to fly around Iranian airspace until Thursday, temporarily suspending flights to Tehran.

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die Overnight flights to Tel Aviv Also suspended for the coming nights as a precaution.

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