THE FATTAL terminal at Ben-Gurion Airport.
(photo credit: REGEV KLAF)
David Fattal, the controlling shareholder of Fattal Group, is launching the first private terminal in Israel at Ben-Gurion Airport, with an investment of NIS 18 million.
The company’s business development manager, Assaf Fattal, said the increase in tourism in Israel led them to search for a challenging project that would enable them to apply their experience in and knowledge of the hotel industry that would synergize with the group’s activity in tourism.
A record number of tourists arrived in Israel In 2018, and among the record number of planes arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport, there was a record number of private flights, a trend that’s expected to continue in the coming year. As a result, there is a need for a private terminal service that gives travelers a unique hospitality experience, something that has become a global trend after trial runs in a limited number of airports.
Terminal Fattal is the first private terminal in Israel to serve passengers on private flights, official guests of government offices, business people, senior executives, international delegations and travelers seeking to upgrade the experience of their departure and entry to Israel, in order to provide maximum comfort for travelers from and to Israel.
Passengers will enjoy private and fast transit services that include private passenger hallways, check-in services, border checks, security and transportation to aircraft. The facility’s six private guest rooms include a steward service, attached showers and rest rooms, and three bedrooms for passengers and air crews. All rooms are equipped with a shower, private bathroom, bed, large television screen and adjacent butler services. A business center was set up in the terminal, with a conference room equipped with an audio-video system, enabling business people flying to and from Israel to hold business meetings.
Lovers of shopping will find a range of boutiques, including H. Stern, James Richardson and cigar shops, among others.
The terminal was designed by architect Gad Halperin in cooperation with Tito Oman Architects. It is located next to the entrance hall to Terminal 1, and has access to the air space at Ben-Gurion Airport and to the ground area adjacent to the terminal.
Duet Catering, owned by Michal Levy-Elhalal and Sonia Cohen, will provide all-day dining services. The food will be prepared in a kitchen that will be built on site and will include a mini-pretzel filled with artichokes and pecans, mini challah French toast with cream cheese, asparagus and smoked salmon, antipasti vegetables with seared goat cheese, a variety of sandwiches, a salad bar and desserts. Hot and cold drinks will also be served.
Use of a guest room up to two hours costs $485 per person and $340 for each additional person.
Use of the Luxury Main Hall is $395 for the first person and $265 for each additional person.
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