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Airport Overview 

Eilat’s new Ramon Airport has officially opened just north of the city Eilat as of January 21, 2019. The new Ramon Airport has replaced the two existing airports in EilatEilat City Airport and Ovda Airport, and created a new international gateway to Southern Israel and the Red Sea. The Ramon Airport is expected to handle up to 2 million passengers a year upon opening with expansion allowing capacity of up to 4.2 million passengers by the year 2030. All domestic flights to the old Eilat City Airport from Tel Aviv and Haifa have now moved to the new Eilat Ramon Airport, whilst the airport will also begin handling low-cost and charter flights from Europe which previously in Ovda Airport, including flights from Ryanair, WizzAir, Transavia, SAS, Finnair, Edelweiss, and Ural Airlines. 

The terminal features all key facilities of a modern airport terminal including a duty-free store, foreign exchange, information, and transportation services. 

Ramon Airport is 18 km north of Eilat and will eventually be served by a rail link but for the time being there will be shuttles from Ramon Airport to Eilat for the 10-minute journey to the city. 

Airport website

Ramon Airport - Israel Airport Authority 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Israel 

Province or District 

 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

Eilat 

18 (km) 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Ramon Airport 

Latitude 

29°43′25.3″N 

Longitude 

35°00′41.1″E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

288 ft/ 88 m 

IATA Code 

ETM 

ICAO Code 

LLER  

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Israel Airport Authority 

Management Contact Person 

 

Open From (hours) 

24 hrs 

Open To (hours) 

24 hrs 

Airport Picture 

 


  • Apron parking space for 9 large and wide-body aircraft such as those used by European low-cost airlines 
  • Apron space for 4 turboprop aircraft such as those used on domestic flights from Tel Aviv and Haifa to Eilat. 
  • Apron space for 16 general aviation aircraft
  • 3600m long runway with 45-meter width
  • Helipad
  • Capacity and facilities for cargo and freight operations 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Cargo-handling facilities: Aero Handling & Laufer GHI Tel: (via Airport OPS) +972-8- 9553600 

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

Runways 

The infrastructure is built to accommodate all types of aircraft, including wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400. The runway and taxiway are 3,600 metres long. 

Runway 

Runway Dimensions 

3600m x 45m 

Orientation 

01/19 

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 

B 747- 400 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet 

B 747- 400 

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 

Airfield Costs 

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES 

 

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

74.87 $/bbl 

Avgas 

 

IATA Jet Fuel Price Monitor 

Security 

Advanced technologies are being implemented throughout the airport, covering security, operations and management. The airport will maintain the most advanced baggage screening system available, HBS (Hold Baggage Screening), which sorts 100% of passenger baggage Control and monitoring of ground traffic will be managed by the A-SMGCS (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems). Surveillance data is integrated with Sensis Safety Logic conflict detection and alerting algorithms, as well as the Electronic Flight strip system (EFS) for flight plan information and other air traffic control data. The overall management of the airport will be supported by the micromanagement platform ORAT – Operational Readiness, Activation and Transition.