All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.
United Airlines was the first to announce the resumption of flights. The decision came hours after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on US flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
Delta Air Lines will also resume its once-daily service to Tel Aviv Thursday night with an 11:57 p.m. (0357 GMT) flight from New York. US Airways is also restarting its one daily flight, which departs Philadelphia at 9:10 p.m. (0110 GMT).