No airlines that have suspended flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel have agreed to reroute flights to Ovdah airport in the South, according to a Transportation Ministry spokesman.
Following a 24-hour Federal Aviation Authority prohibition on flying to Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday night, Israel opened up Ovdah as an alternative, offering to bus passengers up to country's center.
“No airline would fly there - this is not a solution for an airport like Ben-Gurion or the residents of the central part of of Israel,” said an industry source.
Ovdah, a several hour drive from Ben-Gurion, features only a handful of aircraft parking spaces, and would not be suitable as a substitute, the source added.
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