The Israel Airport Authority has warned that missile fire may disrupt commercial air traffic. No flights have been cancelled thus far, but takeoffs have been diverted to the eastern section of the airport, and landings are being scheduled for the northern strip.
Ben Gurion International Airport is located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Gaza.
Domestic departures have already been halted at the small Sde Dov airport in Tel Aviv due to the situation in the south. However, the airport has remained open for arrivals for the time being.
The local Eilat airport has been opened to accept diverted and other flights. Flight schedules may change in accordance with the changing situation in the south.
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