Ben-Gurion Airport

Israel's central airport, named for the first prime minister

El Al Israel Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod
Israel to open fast-track coronavirus testing labs at Ben-Gurion Airport

Airports Authority hoping to publish tender within three weeks to ensure system in place for when government opens skies

As tourist industry is revived worldwide, Israel still lags behind

Currently, Israel's main port of entry - Ben-Gurion Airport - does not have an efficient coronavirus screening protocol in place due to Health Ministry objection.

By DANIEL NISINMAN
19/07/2020
The empty Ben Gurion airport, as most flights have been cencelled in order to prevent the spreading
Ben-Gurion Airport CEO says Israeli aviation industry on brink of collapse

"We can operate safe civilian aviation even under the shadow of coronavirus,” CEO of Ben-Gurion Airport Shmuel Zakay wrote on Facebook.

Over 95,000 jobs at risk due to Israeli quarantine measures, warns IATA

IATA says the government must consider a package of measures to support Israeli airlines and develop plans to restart the aviation industry.

21/06/2020
El Al Israel Airlines planes are seen on the tarmac at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod
Ben-Gurion Airport strike averted after wage agreement reached

Some 2,500 IAA employees currently on unpaid leave were set to stop receiving unemployment benefits on July 1.

14/06/2020
FALASH MURA COMMUNITY members arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport on May 21.
Black lives matter: Time to bring home the Ethiopian Jews left behind

In 2015, the Israeli government committed itself to bringing some 9,000 additional Falash Mura to Israel over a period of five years.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco Internatio
United Airlines to renew San Francisco-Tel Aviv flights on July 10

The route between San Francisco International Airport and Ben-Gurion Airport will return to its regular schedule of three flights a week.

10/06/2020
Ben-Gurion Airport: 99% drop in traffic compared to May 2019

A total of 18,197 international passengers passed through Israel's leading transportation hub last month, compared to approximately 1.93 million during May 2019.

08/06/2020
An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Gov’t offers $250m. loan in new El Al bailout plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz also announced new measures to ease the financial crisis.

07/06/2020
PASSENGERS WEARING masks push trolleys yesterday at the departures terminal at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Intelligence Services Ministry lists countries in talks to resume flights

The document provided a list of 20 'green' countries that are most likely to reopen due to low or dropping rates of coronavirus infection.

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