Ben Gurion International Airport

Disruptions at Ben Gurion Airport

Technical problem with luggage checking system at Israel's largest airport causing delays, forcing flights to be pushed off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 9:41 AM

Watch: An unusual arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

A special visit by an unusual passenger arriving in Ben Gurion Airport taken into custody after stretching his legs in the terminal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2019, 10:31 AM

Police uncover network smuggling Georgians into Israel

Network, including airport workers, helped Georgian citizens avoid passport control, border security, at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2019, 1:43 PM

Near-miss at Ben Gurion Airport

Passenger plane straying from runway came close to colliding with landing aircraft at Israel's largest airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2018, 12:04 PM

US student denied entry due to involvement in BDS

US student denied entry to Israel remains in detention at airport during appeal process.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2018, 10:08 AM

Hundreds of items stolen from suitcases at airport

Police arrest porter suspected of stealing hundreds of items from passengers traveling through Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2018, 12:50 PM

Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Plane with 178 passengers forced to return to Israel after experiencing engine trouble.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2018, 1:39 PM

Israel to expand Ben Gurion Airport as tourism increases

Following record number of tourists, Israel to add 388,000 square feet to main terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport.JTA, 4/27/2018, 7:30 AM

Workers launch surprise strike at Ben Gurion Airport

Massive delays at Israel's largest airport as workers begin strike - with no prior warning.David Rosenberg, 2/22/2018, 5:50 PM

This is what the strike at Ben Gurion Airport will look like

Sunday's strike affects international and domestic flights schedules, as well as border crossings. Three flights are canceled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2017, 6:14 PM

Drama at Ben Gurion Airport

Plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport just prior to start of Jewish New Year. Arab MK: People worried, but we're all okay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2017, 12:31 AM

Record number of travelers pass through Israel's airport

July sees 13.2% more passengers in Ben Gurion Airport than last year, sets new record.Chana Roberts, 8/9/2017, 7:58 AM

Israel's Ben Gurion Airport is one of world's best

US magazine lists Israel's Ben Gurion Airport as eighth-best in the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 1:32 PM

Ben Gurion Airport inaugurates its new Terminal 1

Israel's oldest terminal gets a revamp, Airport Authority head says results of 'open skies' agreements are exceeding expectations.Chana Roberts, 6/21/2017, 12:17 PM

Taxi drivers protest outside Ben Gurion Airport

Hadar taxi drivers protest outside airport, Israel Railways picks up slack.Ido Ben Porat, Chana Roberts, 5/27/2017, 11:15 PM

Watch: Celebrating Hanukkah - and Aliyah - at the airport

A festive Hanukkah celebration awaited more than 120 new immigrants from Ukraine who landed today.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2016, 2:44 PM

Report: Security snafu on El Al flight

Plane was taxiing toward takeoff when crew member noticed there were no security men on board.Gil Ronen, 6/27/2016, 11:06 AM

Flights out of Ben Gurion Airport temporarily halted

Dust storms expected to continue over next two days, along with strong winds, thunderstorms and rain.Cynthia Blank, 11/4/2015, 6:23 PM

Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel

226 new Ukrainian immigrants arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday afternoon; greeted by celebratory ceremony.Yoni Kempinski, 12/22/2014, 9:55 PM

Watch: Israel Holds Ebola Outbreak Drill at Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion simulates arrival of passenger with lethal virus as fears of global outbreak spreading continue to rise.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 10/17/2014, 12:30 PM

Israel Holds Drill to Prepare Against Ebola Epidemic

Netanyahu and other officials hold evaluation to prep against lethal virus; Ben Gurion airport drill to be held on Friday.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 10/16/2014, 8:32 PM

Drug Smuggler Caught at Ben Gurion With Cocaine Soaked Clothes

Creative criminal nabbed by police after trying to run liquid cocaine through Ben Gurion Airport, as Netivot marijuana farm busted.Ben Shaul, Ari Yashar, 10/1/2014, 1:33 PM

Technical Malfunctions Hit Two Israeli Airplanes

El Al jet from Munich grounded over landing gear problems, same day Ofek Jets' propeller plane makes emergency landing in Ben Gurion.Ari Yashar, 9/8/2014, 2:40 PM

El Al Plane Makes One-Engine Emergency Landing

Drama in Ben Gurion as flight to Toronto with 194 passengers forced to return after engine shuts off.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2014, 10:13 AM

KLM Reportedly Changes Israel Service Over 'Security Concerns'

Dutch airline starts 40-minute stop-over in Cyprus on way to Israel; source tells Israeli media that move is for 'security' appraisal.Ari Yashar, 8/28/2014, 8:58 PM

Activists Thank British Airways for Continuing Flights to Israel

Bnei Akiva activists in Israel show British Airways crew members their appreciation for flying to Israel when others cancelled.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 7/30/2014, 1:00 PM

Air France to Resume Flights to Israel

Air France resumes flights to Tel Aviv after halting services to Israel earlier this week because of the Gaza conflict.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/25/2014, 11:16 PM

Scorpions On A Plane

50 live scorpions seized at Ben Gurion Airport, mere hours before being brought on a flight to Vienna.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 4/30/2014, 7:34 AM

PA Pirate Radio Signals Interfere at Ben Gurion Intl Airport

Palestinian Authority pirate radio stations are interfering with the air tower communication network at Ben Gurion International Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 7/28/2013, 2:06 PM

Ben Gurion Int'l Airport to Have Its Own Hotel

Passengers stuck in transit will finally be able to get a decent night's sleep at Ben Gurion International Airport, planners hope.Chana Ya'ar, 7/24/2013, 7:40 PM

Ben-Gurion Passengers Get New 'Bill of Rights'

Airlines and charter operators flying out of Israel had better get their act together, a new law says - otherwise, it's going to cost them, 8/16/2012, 10:24 AM

Airport Drill Simulates Aviation Disaster

1,200 people take part in exercise simulating a serious aviation disaster at the Ben Gurion International Airport.Elad Benari, 6/11/2012, 4:42 AM

Video: Roses for 'Non-Flytilla' Participants

Arutz Sheva speaks with Israelis who arrived at the Ben Gurion Airport from Basel, Switzerland, hours after the anti-Israel ‘flytilla’.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 4/16/2012, 6:12 AM

Netanyahu Thanks Police for Foiling 'Flytilla'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanks the officers and commanders of the Israel Police for successfully foiling the ‘flytilla’. Elad Benari, 4/16/2012, 5:16 AM

‘Flytilla’ Activists Planning to Defy Israeli Ban

French activists say they will seek to violate Israel's sovereign right to control its borders despite Israeli promises to bar entryGabe Kahn, 4/11/2012, 10:25 PM

Ben Gurion Airport on 'Fast Forward' for Holiday Travel

Ben Gurion International Airport will be on “fast forward” in order to cope with the crowds passing through for the upcoming holidays.Chana Ya'ar, 3/25/2012, 3:07 PM

El Al Computer Failure Grounds Planes

A computer systems failure temporarily grounded flights from two airlines Monday at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport -- but the cause is unknown.Chana Ya'ar, 1/30/2012, 9:35 PM

'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac, American Says

An American woman stuck on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport says hackers fulfilled the Divine plan when they redirected her flight.Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 11:08 AM