The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has launched a new service providing flight information via SMS (text message) to cellular phones on request, IAA said Monday.
"The new service allows passengers to receive up to date information on scheduled take-off and landing times for flights leaving and en-route to Ben-Gurion Airport and to other airports in Israel," the IAA said. "Other information available through the service includes terminal location of planes, and up to date status of the flight requested."
By sending an SMS to "9595" passengers can expect an answer to their questions within minutes, the IAA said.
The service is available in Hebrew and English and is applicable to all Israeli cellular providers, at a cost of 49 agorot.
IAA stated that the information is available on its website (www.iaa.gov.il) and through its information center at (03) 975-5555.