On Wednesday, May 20, El Al announced that it was postponing its resumption of flights until at least June 20. The airline had previously pushed back its resumption date several times.
The company said that the decision came as a result on the government’s resolution to extend isolation orders for individuals arriving in Israel and to extend the ban on foreigners entering Israel, as well as low demand for passenger flights. (Israel National News)
In the meantime, Delta Airlines announced that it will renew flights between New York and Tel Aviv on June 3. Flights will take off three days a week. The airline stated that masks will be mandatory on these flights. Furthermore, only 50 percent to 60 percent of the seats will be filled to ensure proper spacing during flights. (JTA)
UPDATE: It is unknown if Delta will in fact begin their flights on June 3, in light of the extension of the foreigner ban until June 15.