Tag Archives | Ben-Gurion airport

Site selection for new airport a tiny step

Building a new airport is almost always a reason for a multi-party squabble. People in the selected location, conservationists and commercial entities are among the conflicting interests that in many cases force a court decision before construction can begin. And even when courts are called in to solve the problem, the final word is in […]

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The FAA ban on flights to Israel – reality beats instincts

There are many indications that the 36h ban on flights to Israel was imposed by the US Federal Aviation Administration as an instinctive reaction more than one based on facts. The ban was lifted this morning without a change in the basic facts – the fighting in Gaza continues and  Hamas still has a large […]

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EL AL has another try at low-cost flights

EL AL finally understood that the market has changed and will change at a much faster pace. The Israeli airline will operate five Boeing 737/800 aircraft on low-cost flights. Budapest, Berlin and Prague will be among the first destinations to be served and later others such as Cyprus and Greece will be added. The main […]

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Open Skies, open airport – a new reality for the airlines

This opening is getting bigger and bigger. Following the “Open Skies” agreement between Israel and Europe that was signed in June 2013, Ben Gurion International airport is opening for the expected extra flights on European routes. From Sunday, terminal 1 west of the airport will serve international flights. Previously the old terminal building mostly served domestic […]

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Ben Gurion airport – new hangar, new competition

An international tender issued by the Israeli Airports Authority will change the maintenance business at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. The tender, issued on a design, build, operate, transfer basis, will create a new maintenance centre at Israel’s main international airport. At the moment, maintenance at Ben Gurion is carried out by Israeli flag […]

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A second international airport in Israel – a light at the end of the runway

There are finally signs that someone in the relevant Israeli ministries understands enough is enough, and that the new international airport in southern Israel must be built. The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has invited companies from Israel and abroad to participate in a pre-qualification process, “in relation to a tender for the construction of the […]

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Shots at Ben Gurion airport highlight firearms dilemma

It is a big dilemma: when to use firearms to avoid the danger of a terror attack on a busy airport terminal. This is exactly the dilemma that was faced by security guards at Ben Gurion international airport in Tel Aviv in the early hours of Tuesday. The incident, which ended with four very accurate […]

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An alternative airport in Israel – a slow motion process

Domestic and international flights bringing Israelis and tourists to the Red Sea resort of Eilat are currently forced to use the old airport in mid-town. However, an old and small terminal is just one of the problems affecting the operation of the airport in its current location. In parallel to the unsatisfactory service level is another […]

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Ben-Gurion airport warns airlines over missed slots

The Israeli Airports Authority is fed up with the operational standards of some of the airlines flying to Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. After incidents when airlines failed to comply with departure slots, the airport manager decided a line had been crossed. Airport manager Shmuel Zakai sent a strongly worded letter to the managers of […]

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Israeli army weighs military action against pirate radio stations

It is not on the agenda for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that began yesterday in Washington, but it is a major problem that may have to be solved by force rather than simply by negotiations. Earlier this week, Israel said it might take military action to halt broadcasts from pirate radio […]

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