The Israel Airports Authority has published a tender for operating and managing a terminal for private flights at Ben-Gurion Airport. The 1,000-square-meter terminal will be built next to Terminal 3. The new terminal's operation and managing will be carried out by an outside company that will pay the IAA an annual authorization fee. The allocated budget for building the terminal is NIS 10 million. The decision to build a separate terminal for private flights was made due to the increase in the number of private flights taking off at Ben-Gurion Airport and the desire to provide the same level of service that is available at most modern airports worldwide. During 2007, some 17,680 people in 5,120 private flights took off from Ben-Gurion Airport, an increase of 28 percent compared to 2006. "The income from the future terminal will enlarge in the medium- and the long-term the IAA's financial resources, and will enable the further investment in the improvement of safety and security for all of Ben-Gurion Airport's passengers," IAA general director Kobi Mor said.