Ben Gurion Airport


The Ben Gurion Airport/Tel Aviv , which has three runways, (the longest being nearly 3700 meters)

The airport was built in 1936 by the British government, then ruling Israel under a mandate from the League of Nations, as the main international airport of the country. From 1936 till 1948 it was known as Lydda Airport, from 1948 to 1974 as Lod Airport and since 1974 it bears the name of Israel's first Premier Minister David Ben Gurion. Since 1977 the airport has been operated and managed by the Israel Airports Authority , which took over from the Civil Aviation Administration. In 2004 Terminal 3 was opened. It has 130 check in counters and 40 gates. there is an additional terminal for private aircraft. A rail link now connects the airport to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as points beyond

In 2019 before Covid 19 the airport had 24,821,767 passengers with 167,886 aircraft movements. 140 airlines service the airport.