BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Ben Gurion International Airport A modern gateway to the land of Israel
Israel, once known as the land of milk and honey, is now a booming hub of tourism and high technology with a world-class gateway to match. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) boasts one of Europe's highest airport growth records, reporting an annual increase of 10% in passenger traffic and 6% in aircraft movements during 2015, and serving 120 airlines and 60 destinations worldwide. TLV is proud to welcome over 15.5 million passengers each year. Since 2013, a considerable sum of Israel’s ILS1 billion (US$265.9 million) development plan was invested at TLV, with the objective
of meeting future capacity demands while increasing safety. This has without doubt been one of the country’s most complex and ambitious infrastructure projects yet. For instance, a new 100-metre high control tower, costing ILS100 million (US$26.6 million), was recently completed, with other initiatives seeking to meet the demands of increasing traffic volumes currently underway. These projects include the renovation of runways and the construction of the fourth E Airside Concourse, which will add eight boarding bridges. Collectively, these improvements will allow simultaneous landings and takeoffs, thus increasing TLV’s capacity to 48 aircraft movements per hour. Furthermore, new safety systems have been installed and implemented at the airport: an Advanced Surface Movement Guidance Control System, which prevents
“Israel's high security standards and procedures necessitate a system that automatically performs several levels of screening, without further interference to the travel experience.” Shmuel Zakay, Managing Director, Ben Gurion International Airport 8
Ben Gurion International Airport is facing the future through the implementation of novel and cutting edge technologies.
ACI World Report - May 2016