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.

Pollution (photo credit: AP)
Pollution
(photo credit: AP)
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.
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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.
The air pollution was expected to disperse in the afternoon after rain in the north was expected to spread throughout the country.