VILNIUS - Wizz Air and Ryanair on Monday cancelled their scheduled flights from Vilnius to Tel Aviv amid the ongoing military conflict in Israel with Hamas, the companies told BNS on Monday.
"Due to the conflict escalation in Israel, Wizz Air has cancelled flights to and from Tel Aviv until further notice," the company said. "We constantly monitor and assess the situation, ready to resume operations as soon as it is possible, therefore we implement changes in the schedule day by day. Wizz Air apologizes for any inconvenience caused and stresses that the safety and security of its passengers, crew and aircraft is its number one priority."
Wizz Air is contacting affected passengers directly via email or text and providing them with rebooking or refund options, as well as accommodation.
For her part, Alicja Woicik-Golembiowska, Ryanair's Country Manager CEE & Baltics, told BNS on Monday that some of the company's flights to and from European cities to and from Israel were cancelled over the weekend, but currently flights continue and further action will depend on the situation.
"I can confirm that we are cancelling our flight to Tel Aviv until Wednesday and for further information we invite passengers to our website. We are constantly updating information. At this moment we are cancelling flights until 11th October and we will see how the situation develops further," she said.
Ryanair flies from Vilnius to Tel Aviv on Fridays and Sundays.
Following Hamas' attacks on Israel on Saturday, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry recommends Lithuanian citizens seriously consider the need to Israel and Palestine at this time.