JERUSALEM, July 22 Israel's Civil Aviation
Authority (CAA) said it was working with the U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration to ensure that Ben Gurion Airport was
safe for foreign carriers despite a rocket fired from the Gaza
Strip that landed on the fringes of the airport.
"We are working together with the FAA to demonstrate to them
the level of confidence that we have in Ben Gurion Airport and
to convince them to renew flights as soon as possible," Giora
Romm, director of the CAA, said on Tuesday.
The three U.S. airlines that fly to Israel - Delta,
United and American Airlines unit US Airways -
said they temporarily suspended flights to Tel Aviv due to
security concerns. European carriers have yet to follow.
The FAA said U.S. carriers were prohibited from flying to
and from Ben Gurion for a period up to 24 hours.
(Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Tova Cohen)