Lufthansa suspends services to Israel for another 24 hours

July 23, 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is extending a suspension of flights to Israel for another 24 hours, to include Thursday, saying there was not enough new information as to the situation there to justify resuming flights.

Lufthansa and other major U.S. and European airlines had suspended flights for Tuesday and Wednesday as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. [ID:nL2N0PX1CB]

The suspension affects all flights carried out by Lufthansa Group airlines - Lufthansa, Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines. Lufthansa said 20 flights had been planned for Thursday.

(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Maria Sheahan)