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Airport Overview 

The main airport for Israel is Tel Aviv- Ben Gurion Airport, Ben Gurion Airport, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym as Natbag, is the main international airport of Israel and the busiest airport in the country, located on the northern outskirts of the city of Lod, which is about 45 km northwest of Jerusalem and 20 km to the southeast of Tel Aviv 

The airport has evolved and prospered ever since, with passenger and air traffic figures constantly rising. In the 1990s the IAA recognised the fact that the old Terminal 1 was no longer capable of handling the increasing passenger traffic, and a joint decision was made with the Minister of Transport to build a new terminal with higher capacity - Terminal 3.  The Airport has two main terminals: Terminal 3 for international flights and Terminal 1 for domestic and low-cost international flights.  

Ben Gurion Airport is a modern airport, equipped with state-of-the-art technological installations and operational facilities that meet international standards. The Airport is accessible to disabled passengers and provides passenger service and special VIP services. The safety and security measures implemented at the Airport meet the highest global standards and air traffic safety is top priority. 

 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Israel 

Province or District 

 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

Tel Aviv – 20 km 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Ben Gurion International Airport 

Latitude 

32.0055° N 

Longitude 

34.8854° E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

135 ft / 42 m 

IATA Code 

TLV - LLBG 

ICAO Code 

LLBG 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Israel Airport Authority 

Management Contact Person 

 

Open From (hours) 

24 hrs 

Open To (hours) 

24 hrs 

Airport Picture 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Ground handling companies, representing foreign airlines that operate at Ben Gurion Airport, offer the following services to travellers. 

  • Passenger services. 
  • Lost and Found and Lost Baggage Recover 
  • Ticketing Desk 
  • Information for travellers with disabilities.  

Aero Handling 

Address: Company office location - Terminal 3, Greeters Hall, Western Gallery, Level 1 

Website: http://www.aerohandling.com/

Laufer Aviation GHI 

Address: Company office location - Terminal 3, Greeters Hall, Western Gallery, Level 1 

Telephone: Passenger Service 03-9754210 

                   Lost and Found 03-9754072 

                   Telephone switchboard 03-9754222 

Email: Lost@Lauferghi.com 

Website: http://www.lauferghi.com/ 

 
QAS 

Address: Company office location - Terminal 3, Greeters Hall, Western Gallery, Level 1 

Telephone: Passenger Service 03-9754005 

                    Lost and Found 03-03-9754280/1 

                   Ticketing Desk 03-9754306/7/8 

                   Telephone switchboard 03-9754300 

Email: lost_found@qasisrael.co.il 

Website: http://www.qasisrael.co.il 

 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:  4.5 Palestine Airport Company Contact List (Israel)

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:AZ Freight

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator 

Performance for 2018 

 

Per Year 

Per Month 

Per Day 

Total Aircraft Movements 

151,350 

12,612 

414 

Total Passengers 

22,358,293 

1,863,191 

61,255 

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT) 

n/a 

 

 

Current Activity of the Airport (MT) 

n/a 

 

 

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS) 

n/a 

 

 

During the months of July and August - summer holidays and the month of September – Jewish holidays, the airport is operating at full capacity and very often is congested. 

Runways 

Today this runway is mostly used as a get-ready lane for the quiet runway. 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

6056ft (1846m) x 148 ft (45m) (Usable length 5,840ft, 1,780m) 

Orientation 

08/21 

Surface 

Asphalt 

This is the longest and main take off runway from East to West (Direction 26). It is referred to as the 'quiet runway' since jets taking off in this direction produce less noise pollution for surrounding residents. This is also the newest runway built in the early 1970s. 

Runway #2 

Runway Dimensions 

12,203ft (3719m) x 148ft (45m) (Usable length 11,998ft, 3657m 

Orientation 

08/26 

Surface 

Asphalt 

 

The main runway and the closest runway to terminals 1 and 3 is followed by a taxiway. Most landings take place on this runway from West to East, approaching from the Mediterranean Sea over southern Tel Aviv. Sometimes, in difficult weather conditions, it also serves takeoffs (direction 12, West to East). 

Runway #3 

Runway Dimensions 

10,556ft, (3,217m) x 148ft (45m) (Usable length 10,209ft, 3,112m) 

Orientation 

12/30 

Surface 

Asphalt 


Helicopter Pad(s) 

Helipad #1 

Present 

Yes  

Largest Helicopter that can Land 

n/a 

Width and Length (m) 

n/a 

Surface 

Asphalt 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Customs 

Yes  

JET A-1 fuel 

Yes 

Immigration 

Yes 

AVGAS 100 

Yes 

Terminal Building 

Yes 

Single Point Refueling 

Yes 

Passenger Terminal 

Yes 

Air Starter Units 

Yes 

Cargo terminal 

Yes 

Ground Power (mobile) 

Yes 

Pax Transport to Airfield 

Yes 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes 

Control Tower 

Yes 

Latrine Servicing 

Yes 

Weather Facilities 

Yes 

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO) 

Yes 

Catering Services 

Yes 

De-icing Equipment 

Yes 

Base Operating Room 

Yes 

Parking Ramp Lighting 

Yes 

Airport Radar 

Yes 

Approach & Runway Lights 

Yes 

NDB 

Yes 

VOR 

Yes 

ILS 

Yes 

 

 

Airport Operating Details 

Operating Details 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo 

B747 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet 

B747 

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²) 

n/a 

Storage Area (m3 and MT) 

n/a 

Handling Equipment 

Elevators / Hi Loaders  

Yes 

Max Capacity (MT) 

n/a 

Max Height (m) 

n/a 

Loading Ramps 

Yes 

Customs Guidance 

For more information on customs in State of Palestine, please see the following link:  1.3 Palestine Customs Information 

Storage Facilities 

https://www.maman.co.il/eng/2.asp 

https://en.maman-group.co.il/cargo-terminals/ 

Airfield Costs 

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES 

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

74.87 $/bbl 

Avgas 

 

IATA Jet Fuel Price Monitor

Security 

The Security Division is responsible for all matters regarding the security of passenger and air traffic at the Airport. The Division has a strict structure and is divided into units responsible for specific issues, that encompass the entire field of personal and general security measures at  the Airport, both visible and concealed, including security checks of hand luggage and checked baggage, spatial protection of the Airport peripheral area, protection within passenger terminals and more.