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Big Boost for New Airport

in Tourism & Nature

The government is currently preparing the opening of Israel’s most-southern airport near Eilat. However, while the finishing touches are applied to Ramon Airport (scheduled to open in April 2017), the weathered Ovda airport has now been exempted from landing fees for the next season. This will not only boost this winter’s tourism but will make…

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Israelis in the sky

in Tourism & Nature

A record of almost four million people arrived and departed at Ben-Gurion Airport in July and August this year – which is a 9% increase compared to summer 2015. Interesting enough is the fact that the majority are Israelis travelling abroad and not incoming tourism which is down by 1.9% compared to the previous year.…

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Domestic Airport replaced by houses

in Tourism & Nature

Tel Aviv’s domestic airport Sde Dov is going to be closed down by the end of 2018 for civilian aviation and in 2017 for military aviation. While the area will be turned into a place for around 16 000 housing units, hotels, shopping malls and a seafront park, domestic flights to Eilat will become less…

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Israeli airport security for London Heathrow

in Tourism & Nature

Europe’s busiest airport and third biggest airport world-wide, London Heathrow, considers adopting  the Israeli airport  security system. After fearing future threats, the British management is flying over to Israel next week to learn about the ‘ring of steel’. Israel’s Ben Gurion airport maintains at least twelve layers of security – called ‘ring of steel’. The…

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Eilat’s new international airport

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

Most Israelis admit easily that Eilat isn’t the most enchanting place on earth. On the other hand the desert city along the Red Sea turns out to be one of the everlasting hot spots for local tourists and internationals alike. This not only boosted the ego of the local Eilatis who love their city –…

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