Ben-Gurion readies for closure ahead of Yom Kippur

September 20, 2007 14:39


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Ben-Gurion Airport will shut down for nearly 33 hours starting before Yom Kippur and lasting through the end of the holiday. The airport's runways will end operations at 12:50 p.m. Friday after processing 133 flights for the day, including the landings of 73 airliners bringing 23,000 passengers into the country just before the start of the holiday. The airport will reopen Saturday evening at 9:30 p.m., greeting 13 flights and overseeing the departures of nine more in the first hours following Yom Kippur.

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