Despite being less than 40 miles from the front lines of Israel’s war with Hamas fighters in Gaza, Ben Gurion Airport remains open. Even though civil airspaces above war zones like Ukraine often remain closed during fighting, Israel’s civil airspace continues to receive commercial air traffic.
WSJ’s George Downs speaks with experts about the risks and explores the tactics Israel is deploying to continue to allow planes to take off and land in the country.
00:00 Israel’s main international airport remains open
01:08 Flight paths have been changed
02:47 Many international carriers aren’t flying to Tel Aviv
03:53 Aircraft Misidentification and MH17