BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, says it and subsidiaries in other European countries will resume flights to Tel Aviv on Saturday after canceling operations for several days over safety concerns.

Lufthansa said Friday that it made the decision "on the basis of the most up-to-date information we have available and our own assessment of the local security situation."

A arrivals flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport July 23. AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

It says flights will resume in stages starting Saturday morning. The decision also applies to subsidiaries Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.

The European Aviation Safety Agency on Thursday lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Israel's main airport, which it made because of security concerns after a Hamas missile landed nearby this week. However, Lufthansa canceled flights scheduled for Friday.