Immediate Reactions in the Travel Industry:
- Asian, European, and US Airlines have suspended their flights to Tel Aviv.
- Delta Air Lines has called off its Tel Aviv flights through October 31.
- El Al plans to launch more flights to transport Israeli reservists.
- Royal Caribbean is revising its cruise itineraries, informing affected passengers.
- Carnival is avoiding visits to Israeli ports for now.
- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has shifted its sailings away from Israel for October.
Heightened Security in Accommodations:
- InterContinental Hotels Group has ramped up security at its locations. Two of their hotels, Six Senses Shaharut and Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv – Diamond District, have shut down temporarily, but others remain open.
Energy Companies Respond:
- Chevron shut down the Tamar natural gas field on Israel’s energy ministry’s advice.
- JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs have told their Israel-based employees to work from home.
- Bank of America and Morgan Stanley are also shifting to remote work in Tel Aviv.
- Citigroup offers its employees a choice between working from home or the office.
Logistics Firms on the Move:
- Adani Ports confirms Haifa Port’s activity but has backup plans ready.
- FedEx has stopped its services in Israel.
- UPS has paused its flights to and from Israel but promises to deliver existing packages as soon as conditions allow.
Tech Sector’s Precautionary Measures:
- Nvidia canceled its upcoming AI summit in Tel Aviv.
Consumer and Retail Updates:
- H&M has closed all its outlets in Israel.
- Inditex SA has shut its 84 franchise stores in Israel for the time being.
Pharmaceutical Companies Stay Alert:
- Eli Lilly and Co keeps a close watch on the situation, ensuring staff safety and medicine supply.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb similarly monitors events while ensuring a consistent medicine supply.
Given the quick and strategic shifts by these corporations, it’s clear that safety is a priority. They also aim to minimize disruptions during these tense geopolitical times.