Heavy air pollution causes disruptions at airports

Haifa airport closed due to poor visibility in area; certain planes can't land at Sde Dov in Tel Aviv; Ben Gurion operating as normal.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 20, 2011 10:19
Heavy air pollution causes disruptions at airports

Pollution. (photo credit: AP)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Heavy air pollution on Sunday caused disruptions at airports throughout Israel.

Haifa Airport was closed because of poor visibility in the area. On Saturday, three flights were canceled and the passengers were transferred to alternative buses.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Winter weather hits Israel
Heavy storm causes disruptions throughout country

In addition, planes not certified for landing were not permitted to land at Sde Dov airport in Tel Aviv. However, most flights will continue as normal.

Ben Gurion Airport was operating on a regular schedule without disruptions.

The heavy air pollution caused a high concentration of dangerous particles in the atmosphere.

The National Parks Authority advised those with heart problems, children and pregnant women to avoid heavy physical activity.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


The air pollution was expected to disperse in the afternoon after rain in the north was expected to spread throughout the country.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD