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Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia. / Andrew Vaughan, AP

An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv aborted its first landing attempt Friday after Hamas fired several rockets toward Ben Gurion International Airport.

But the Boeing 767-300 landed safely 10 minutes after the go-around. The airline plans to continue flying to Israel.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa, a holdout on returning flights to Tel Aviv, said it would resume Saturday.

Five miles before landing, Air Canada's Boeing 767-300 flight 84 was advised by local air-traffic controllers to perform a standard go-around "until airspace conditions could be confirmed as safe for landing," said Isabelle Arthur, an airline spokeswoman. The plane landed safely at 12:07 p.m. and return flight 85 departed for Toronto at 1:59 p.m., Arthur said.

"We plan to operate this evening's flight to (Tel Aviv) as scheduled," Arthur said. "The safety of our passengers and crew is our first priority and we will continue to monitor developments very closely."

The Federal Aviation Administration had banned U.S. flights to Tel Aviv for 36 hours Tuesday and Wednesday, after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport. But since FAA lifted the prohibition, most U.S. and European airlines have resumed their flights.

The Lufthansa group of airlines continued its suspension of flights after other airlines resumed, canceling an additional 16 from various cities in Germany. But the airline said Friday that flights will resume Saturday as it continues to monitor the security situation.

"It is with relief that we are able to return to scheduled service on the routes to Tel Aviv," the airline said in a statement. "We regret the inconvenience experienced by our customers due to the temporary cancellation of our flight operations."



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