Just before midnight, Wednesday, the FAA canceled that second restriction.
The FAA made the directive after a rocket from Gaza struck Tel Aviv about a mile from the airport."The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel's Ben Gurion Airport by canceling a Notice to Airmen it renewed earlier today," a release from the FAA read. "The cancellation is effective at approximately 11:45 p.m. ET."
"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation," the release said. "The FAA's primary mission and interest are the protection of people traveling on U.S. airlines. The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions, as necessary," the release added.
FAA Statement–FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Ben Gurion International Airport http://t.co/AHTBVPFSYB— The FAA (@FAANews) July 24, 2014