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EL AL’s surprise move fuels clash between senior figures

It is a very strange situation. The president of EL AL decided to cancel the airline’s daytime flights from Ben Gurion airport to Eilat in southern Israel. He claimed that the new visual direct final approach pattern was not safe. The new pattern, a result of “security considerations”, was announced by Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority […]

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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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Terror in the Sinai and a threat to aviation

One look at the map of the Middle East will tell the story – a giant threat to the air transport across a very wide area. The Sinai desert – which is part of Egypt – has turned into the “greenhouse” of extreme Islamic terror. If Al-Qaeda is the buzzword for hundreds of independent terror […]

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Eilat International airport – the saga continues

Hot temperatures in southern Israel must be influencing the plan to build a new international airport in Israel. 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 Ilan and Asaf Ramon International airport in Timna.”The IAA […]

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Leave second international airport to the experts

A new international airport in Eilat, the Israeli resort town on the Red Sea, is not only a must for the tourism industry, but also for Israeli aviation infrastructure.  This planned airport will also serve as an alternative for the country’s main international airport, Ben Gurion, in central Israel. But in Israel not only does […]

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New international airport – at last a move forward

It has a name, but work is yet to begin. The new international airport near the Israeli resort of Eilat, on the Red Sea, will be named after Ilan Ramon – the Israeli astronaut who died in the Columbia space shuttle disaster in 2003 – and his son Asaf, an Israeli air force F-16 pilot […]

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