Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport TLV is Israel's primary Airport operated by the Israel Airports Authority, and is known for its efficiency and thorough security. It is continuously updating its facilities and services.
TLV Airport is located in the city of Lod, 15 km southeast of Tel Aviv, off Highway 1 (the main Jerusalem - Tel Aviv Highway), and Highway 40 (near the city of Lod). The Airport is quickly accessible by train from Tel Aviv’s Savidor Central Railway Station, arriving on the lower level of the Airport’s Terminal 3.
With three runways and annually serving over 14M passengers, Ben Gurion International Airport is hub to Israel's main carrier El Al, and to Israir and Arkia Israel, and is served by numerous international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
At present, Ben Gurion Airport has two operational passenger terminals - T1 and T3. It is operated by an advanced security system.
NOTE: During the period of January 8 and May 13, 2017 - international flights will be transferred from T1 to T3)!
- Suitcases sent to security check by the HBS system may now be locked by standard locks approved for use at U.S. Authority (TSA) and in use at most airports.
- Certain flights meeting 'Open Sky' criteria, will not oprate from Terminal 1.
Current and future Airport Developments: As the Airport is expecting 17 million passengers by 2018, Terminal 3 is to get a fourth concourse - Concourse E - with 8 air bridges (3 to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft) and 8 parking stands for wide-body aircraft. The 17,000 sq.meter concourse is to house a passenger lounge and some cafes & shops. Considerable additional infrascruture work is part of the current upgade & expansion plan (among them 8 parking stands for wide-bodied, 12 for narrow-bodied aircraft; 25 additional baggage sorting bins, feed lines for baggage, taxiway work, adding aircraft parking stands, and more). No completion date is yet available.