Ben Gurion airport

Plane arrives from Abu Dhabi to Israel for first time

Plane arrives from Abu Dhabi to Israel for first time

Etihad Airways plane lands in Israel after direct flight from Abu Dhabi. Medical equipment for PA on plane.Mordechai Sones, 5/19/2020, 9:57 PM
Watch: Ben Gurion Airport looking like a ghost town

Watch: Ben Gurion Airport looking like a ghost town

Sraya Lotan from the Israel Airports Authority filmed the deserted airport amid the coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 4:15 AM
From Argentina to Israel: Rescue flight takes off

From Argentina to Israel: Rescue flight takes off

Upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, the returnees will be required to stay at "coronavirus hotel" for two weeks.Orli Harari, 4/20/2020, 12:08 AM
From the airplane into quarantine: Returning citizens processed at airport

From the airplane into quarantine: Returning citizens processed at airport

Passengers are checked for virus symptoms & given the choice of two hotels.Yoni Kempinski, 4/13/2020, 11:06 AM
Watch: Disinfecting Ben Gurion Airport

Watch: Disinfecting Ben Gurion Airport

Airports Authority crews clean buses, airport entry corridors for coronavirus., 3/12/2020, 6:58 PM
Ben Gurion Airport train to close to returning fliers

Ben Gurion Airport train to close to returning fliers

Only airport employees and people flying domestically to be allowed to enter train station at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2020, 3:58 PM
Watch: World leaders converge in Israel

Watch: World leaders converge in Israel

Leaders from dozens of countries land at Ben Gurion Airport to take part in commemorations of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 7:31 PM
Israel's 'Air Force One' revealed

Israel's 'Air Force One' revealed

New official plane of the prime minister and president seen at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2019, 4:04 PM
From New York to the polls and back

From New York to the polls and back

Zerach and Rachel Greenfeld buy round-trip ticket from NY just to vote in Israeli elections. "So that the kids know what's important."Shimon Cohen, 9/17/2019, 1:07 PM
Lod residents demonstrate in front of airport

Lod residents demonstrate in front of airport

Lod residents protest noise pollution caused by planes taking off over their city - at five in the morning.Yoni Kempinski, 8/20/2019, 10:47 AM
The cigarettes that made Aliyah

The cigarettes that made Aliyah

New immigrant caught with 19 suitcases filled to the brim with only cigarettes, attempting to avoid customs tax.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2019, 10:49 AM
Israeli Druze diplomat decries treatment by airport security

Israeli Druze diplomat decries treatment by airport security

Israel's ambassador to Panama, a member of the Druze community, blasts airport security's treatment of him and his family.Marcy Oster, JTA, 8/4/2019, 6:11 PM
'We don't want to die'

'We don't want to die'

Passengers on flight from Israel to Greece refuse to remain on board after being told plane's brakes need to cool off following sudden stop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 9:37 AM
Strike at Ben-Gurion airport beginning Tuesday

Strike at Ben-Gurion airport beginning Tuesday

A general strike at all border crossings begins on Tuesday due to 'prolonged salary delays.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2019, 7:59 PM
British youth threatens to blow up plane at Ben Gurion Airport

British youth threatens to blow up plane at Ben Gurion Airport

Captain refuses to allow 18 British youths to remain on board after one of them threatens to destroy the aircraft.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 7:09 PM
Police uncover network smuggling Georgians into Israel

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
Foreign national arrested for flying drone at Ben Gurion Airport

Foreign national arrested for flying drone at Ben Gurion Airport

Man transferred to custody of Israel Police. Flight departures and arrivals unaffected by incident.Tal Polon, 1/27/2019, 11:14 AM
Paris store says Ben Gurion Airport is in 'occupied territory'

Paris store says Ben Gurion Airport is in 'occupied territory'

Jewelry store at Paris Orly airport apologizes for describing Ben Gurion Airport as being located in “Occupied Palestine Territories”.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/21/2018, 10:29 PM
Near-miss at Ben Gurion Airport

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
Palestinian-American author deported upon arrival in Israel

Palestinian-American author deported upon arrival in Israel

Arab-American who refused to answer security questions, mocked 'Zionist mythological fairy tales' deported from Israel.JTA, 11/5/2018, 7:58 AM
'Get out: This is not your country'

'Get out: This is not your country'

MK Motti Yogev berates Arab MKs at Ben Gurion Airport for going to Europe to campaign against Nationality Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2018, 4:30 PM
Kashrut supervisor caught smuggling 28 liters of date rape drug

Kashrut supervisor caught smuggling 28 liters of date rape drug

Police foil massive shipment of date rape drug concealed in water jugs. Police: 'This was a huge quantity of high dangerous material.'Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 9:04 PM
Praying and drinking on the way to Uman

Praying and drinking on the way to Uman

Eight passengers removed from airplane on route to Uman after disorderly, drunken conduct. Flight delayed by three hours.Ben Shaul, 8/29/2018, 1:33 PM
Security guard fired after spraying pepper gas on Druze man

Security guard fired after spraying pepper gas on Druze man

Security guard at Ben Gurion Airport used pepper gas during a security inspection of a vehicle belonging to a family from Daliyat al-Karmel.Ido Ben Porat, 8/28/2018, 12:38 AM
Israel to refund buyers of temporary passports

Israel to refund buyers of temporary passports

Large numbers of Israelis were forced to shell out for a temporary passport after the switch to a biometric passport overloaded the system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2018, 1:37 PM
The most important story in the world

The most important story in the world

Was it Turkish-American relations, mass murder of Nigerians, the car ramming in London? Guess again.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 8/16/2018, 9:01 PM
Peter Beinart detained at Ben Gurion Airport

Peter Beinart detained at Ben Gurion Airport

American left-wing activist who promotes boycotts of Jews in Judea and Samaria detained while visiting Israel for niece's bat mitzvah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2018, 7:05 PM
Disabled protesters block Ben Gurion Airport

Disabled protesters block Ben Gurion Airport

Dozens of handicapped protesters block road at Ben Gurion Airport to demand disability pension be equal to minimum wage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2018, 5:16 PM
Soldier's M-16 stolen at airport

Soldier's M-16 stolen at airport

Thief from Arab village near J'lem arrested for stealing soldier's weapon in car parked at Ben Gurion. Weapon still has not been located.Orli Harari, 8/1/2018, 10:57 AM
Celebrating 70 years of Aliyah with 700 Olim

Celebrating 70 years of Aliyah with 700 Olim

Jewish Agency holds festive event at Ben Gurion Airport with hundreds of Olim who came in one day from France, Russia, Argentina and Brazil.Yoni Kempinski, 7/23/2018, 10:04 PM
Turkish woman arrested at Ben Gurion Airport

Turkish woman arrested at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel arrests 27-year-old Turkish woman for alleged terror ties.David Rosenberg, 6/14/2018, 10:29 PM
Who is the woman who attacked man for putting on tefillin?

Who is the woman who attacked man for putting on tefillin?

Woman who attacked man putting on tefillin at Ben Gurion airport is professor of liberal arts, education. Her husband headed the NIF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2018, 1:27 PM
'To insult wearing tefillin in Israel? Sad'

'To insult wearing tefillin in Israel? Sad'

Lubavitch Spokesman refers to incident at Ben-Gurion Airport against Chabad Chasid who helped another Jew put on Tefillin.Benny Toker, 5/28/2018, 9:18 PM
Report: Some haredi travelers duped into smuggling drugs

Report: Some haredi travelers duped into smuggling drugs

A new report sheds light on the phenomenon of haredim being exploited to smuggle drugs into Israel.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 4:30 PM
Haredi MK's grandson arrested for drug smuggling

Haredi MK's grandson arrested for drug smuggling

Grandson of haredi MK arrested at Ben Gurion Airport after authorities catch him with 11 kilograms of cocaine.Tzvi Lev, 5/1/2018, 2:07 PM
Planes landing at Ben Gurion now fly over Samaria

Planes landing at Ben Gurion now fly over Samaria

Runway upgrades at Ben Gurion Airport cause flight path changes.Ido Ben Porat, 4/30/2018, 11:07 AM
Israel to expand Ben Gurion Airport as tourism increases

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
Plane collision at Ben Gurion Airport

Plane collision at Ben Gurion Airport

German plane backs up into El Al passenger jet on tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport.David Rosenberg, 3/28/2018, 8:10 AM
Workers launch surprise strike at Ben Gurion Airport

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
Ben Gurion flights halted after drone enters airspace

Ben Gurion flights halted after drone enters airspace

Air traffic at Ben-Gurion Airport suspended for 10 minutes due to drone identified in airspace above Terminal 3.Mordechai Sones, 1/21/2018, 10:41 PM
Ryanair drops Israel-only baggage fees after backlash

Ryanair drops Israel-only baggage fees after backlash

The low-cost airline will now allow passengers to bring carry-ons on flights to and from Israel. Previous policy had excluded only Israel.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 3:46 PM
Ben Gurion Airport to undergo $1.43 billion upgrade

Ben Gurion Airport to undergo $1.43 billion upgrade

Israel's main international airport to expand to accommodate 50% increase in passenger turnover in coming years.JTA, 12/26/2017, 9:49 PM
Israel grinds to a halt in strike over Teva layoffs

Israel grinds to a halt in strike over Teva layoffs

Large part of Israeli services to grind to a halt as general strike aims at stopping pharmaceutical giant Teva from firing 1,700 workers.Tzvi Lev, 12/17/2017, 8:19 AM
Ben Gurion Airport shut down after drone penetrates airspace

Ben Gurion Airport shut down after drone penetrates airspace

Remote control drone forces grounding of departing flights, prevents landings.David Rosenberg, 12/13/2017, 8:37 AM
Strike planned at Ben Gurion Airport cancelled

Strike planned at Ben Gurion Airport cancelled

Massive potential strike at Ben Gurion Airport averted after Finance Ministry promises to listen to demands of airport workers.Tzvi Lev, 11/30/2017, 9:31 PM
Workers declare full strike at Ben Gurion Airport

Workers declare full strike at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel's primary airport to be shut down during Shabbat following plans to tax airports authority. 28,000 passengers to be affected.David Rosenberg, 11/28/2017, 3:47 PM
Delays worsen at Ben Gurion Airport

Delays worsen at Ben Gurion Airport

Temporary workers fail to show up at Ben Gurion Airport after receiving notice about upcoming dismissal.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 10/16/2017, 9:43 AM
Woman dies after collapsing on El Al flight

Woman dies after collapsing on El Al flight

El Al flight to Belgium forced to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport after woman collapses.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2017, 8:05 AM
Watch: Passengers angry over Ben Gurion Airport strike

Watch: Passengers angry over Ben Gurion Airport strike

Workers' union at Ben Gurion Airport launches surprise strike, refuse to unload luggage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2017, 6:25 AM
Why did 'kosher' Burger Ranch remain open over Sukkot?

Why did 'kosher' Burger Ranch remain open over Sukkot?

Chief Rabbinate explains why Ben Gurion Airport branch of popular fast food store allowed to remain open on holidays and Shabbat.Gary Willig, 10/5/2017, 8:44 PM
Dozens of Israelis claim valid passports destroyed at border

Dozens of Israelis claim valid passports destroyed at border

Did border control destroy valid passports? Response: 'We wiill not tolerate slander of Authority employees who act according to the law.'.Mordechai Sones, 10/1/2017, 3:56 PM
2,546,153 travelers in Tel Aviv's airport

2,546,153 travelers in Tel Aviv's airport

Ben Gurion Airport reaches record high, with far more passengers during August than authorities expected.Eliran Aharon, 9/6/2017, 1:44 PM
Record number of travelers pass through Israel's airport

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
EMS volunteer saves traveler's life at departure gate

EMS volunteer saves traveler's life at departure gate

Volunteer successfully revives traveler who suffered heart attack at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2017, 2:56 PM
Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

Compensating for long wait times at Interior Ministry branches, Israeli government slashes prices for emergency passports issued at airport.Chana Roberts, 7/13/2017, 11:42 AM
Report: Ben Gurion airspace restricted during security operation

Report: Ben Gurion airspace restricted during security operation

Israeli media reports defense establishment operation caused numerous flight delays and cancellations. IAA denies airspace was closed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2017, 9:55 PM
'We love Israel, we respect Israel, we are with you'

'We love Israel, we respect Israel, we are with you'

President Donald Trump calls Israel 'one of the world's great civilizations, pledges American support for the Jewish state.David Rosenberg, 5/22/2017, 1:34 PM