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  5/29/2014, Iyar 29, 5774

Katz: New Ben Gurion Runway Will Improve Safety, Competition

Just in time for the summer flying season, a 21st runway has been opened at Ben Gurion Airport. The new runway had its maiden landing Thursday morning, when an El Al plane arriving from Rhodes arrived in Israel.

The project, said Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, is “an additional stage in the implementation of the Open Skies policy, allowing more and competition between airlines that will result in lower prices for fares.”