Ben Gurion International Airport

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Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Flights to four more destinations may be approved

Transportation Min. Regev instructs staff to examine adding four more cities to list for emergency flights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 09:04
Airport may reopen on March 7

Airport may reopen on March 7

Number of flights may be unlimited, quarantine to continue for anyone without proof of coronavirus immunization or recovery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2021 09:11
Ben Gurion Airport to reopen before elections?

Ben Gurion Airport to reopen before elections?

Transportation Min. Regev says 'Exceptions Committee' may soon be disbanded, allowing all Israelis to fly in for elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2021 09:17
US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing unless Israel allows US airlines to operate

US threatens to bar El Al flights from landing unless Israel allows US airlines to operate

US gives Israel ultimatum, threatening to bar El Al from landing in US if Israel doesn't allow US airlines to fly into Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2021 22:10
Are deliveries to Israel affected by closure of Ben Gurion Airport?

Are deliveries to Israel affected by closure of Ben Gurion Airport?

Cargo flights continue, but passenger flights were canceled: Have the changes affected delivery of merchandise to Israel?Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/02/2021 11:19
Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: 'Closing airport for six days won't be enough'

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: 'Closing airport for six days won't be enough'

Head of Public Health Services, Dr. Alroy-Preis, warns skies will need to remain closed for 'several weeks' for move to have an effect.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 13:16
Details of planned Ben Gurion Airport closure

Details of planned Ben Gurion Airport closure

Proposal to halt flights to and from Israel, other than humanitarian cases, to be voted on by Israeli government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 00:07
Netanyahu to demand immediate closure of Ben Gurion Airport

Netanyahu to demand immediate closure of Ben Gurion Airport

Health Ministry requests renewal of electronic tracking of arrivals as Ben Gurion Airport braces for immediate closure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2021 19:56
Entry to Israel dependent testing negative for COVID-19?

Entry to Israel dependent testing negative for COVID-19?

Stricter measures agreed upon during emergency meeting aim to limit spread of mutations in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2021 13:13
Coronavirus lab to open in Ben Gurion Airport - within 45 days

Coronavirus lab to open in Ben Gurion Airport - within 45 days

Company wins tender to open coronavirus testing lab, plans to offer four-hour test results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2020 09:46
Coronavirus lab at Ben Gurion Airport expected to open only in October

Coronavirus lab at Ben Gurion Airport expected to open only in October

Transportation Ministry working on plans to allow businessmen, tourists, to enter and exit Israel more easily.Hezki Baruch, 12/08/2020 15:05
Report: Flights may resume only after fall holidays

Report: Flights may resume only after fall holidays

Concerns of large numbers of Israelis arriving for holidays force skies to remain closed through early October, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2020 14:41
Strike at Ben Gurion Airport ends after Transportation Min. promises to broker agreement

Strike at Ben Gurion Airport ends after Transportation Min. promises to broker agreement

Transportation Min. Regev intervenes, ending airport strike after just one hour.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/06/2020 14:03
Workers at Ben Gurion Airport strike in protest of COVID-19 closure

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport strike in protest of COVID-19 closure

Workers at Ben Gurion Airport announce strike, forcing planes en route to Israel to find alternative landing solutions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/06/2020 10:31
New plan for when Ben Gurion Airport reopens post-coronavirus

New plan for when Ben Gurion Airport reopens post-coronavirus

New plan aims to reduce chance of coronavirus transmission in airport and during flights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 11:18
Ben Gurion Airport's Terminal 1 to close to international flights

Ben Gurion Airport's Terminal 1 to close to international flights

Terminal 1 closes to international flights in honor of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/01/2020 14:59
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, 20/08/2019 10:47
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, 14/08/2019 10:49
Disruptions at Ben Gurion 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, 12/08/2019 09:41
Watch: An unusual arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

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, 24/07/2019 10:31
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, 17/06/2019 13:43
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, 07/11/2018 12:04
US student denied entry due to involvement in BDS

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, 08/10/2018 10:08
Hundreds of items stolen from suitcases at airport

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, 03/10/2018 12:50
Passenger plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

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, 30/07/2018 13:39
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, 27/04/2018 07:30
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, 22/02/2018 17:50
This is what the strike at Ben Gurion Airport will look like

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, 16/12/2017 18:14
Drama at Ben Gurion Airport

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, 24/09/2017 00:31
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, 09/08/2017 07:58
Israel's Ben Gurion Airport is one of world's best

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, 13/07/2017 13:32
Ben Gurion Airport inaugurates its new Terminal 1

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, 21/06/2017 12:17
Taxi drivers protest outside Ben Gurion Airport

Taxi drivers protest outside Ben Gurion Airport

Hadar taxi drivers protest outside airport, Israel Railways picks up slack.Ido Ben Porat, Chana Roberts, 27/05/2017 23:15
Watch: Celebrating Hanukkah - and Aliyah - at the airport

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, 27/12/2016 14:44
Report: Security snafu on El Al flight

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, 27/06/2016 11:06
Flights out of Ben Gurion temporarily halted

Flights out of Ben Gurion temporarily halted

Dust storms expected to continue over next two days, along with strong winds, thunderstorms and rain.Cynthia Blank, 04/11/2015 18:23
Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel

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, 22/12/2014 21:55
Watch: Israel Holds Airport Ebola Outbreak Drill

Watch: Israel Holds Airport Ebola Outbreak Drill

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

Israel Drills 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, 16/10/2014 20:32
Smuggler Caught With Cocaine Soaked Clothes

Smuggler Caught 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, 01/10/2014 13:33
Technical Malfunctions Hit Two Israeli Airplanes

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, 08/09/2014 14:40
El Al Plane Makes One-Engine Emergency Landing

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, 07/09/2014 10:13
KLM Changes Israel Service On 'Security Concerns'

KLM Changes Israel Service On '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, 28/08/2014 20:58
Thanking British Airways for Flying to Israel

Thanking British Airways for Flying 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, 30/07/2014 13:00
Air France to Resume Flights to Israel

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, 25/07/2014 23:16
Scorpions On A Plane

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, 30/04/2014 07:34
PA Pirate Radio Signals Interfere at BG Airport

PA Pirate Radio Signals Interfere at BG Airport

Palestinian Authority pirate radio stations are interfering with the air tower communication network at Ben Gurion International Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 28/07/2013 14:06
Ben Gurion Airport to Soon See Its Own Hotel

Ben Gurion Airport to Soon See 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, 24/07/2013 19:40
Ben-Gurion Passengers Get New 'Bill of Rights'

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, 16/08/2012 10:24
Airport Drill Simulates Aviation Disaster

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, 11/06/2012 04:42
Video: Roses for 'Non-Flytilla' Participants

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, 16/04/2012 06:12
Netanyahu Thanks Police for Foiling 'Flytilla'

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, 16/04/2012 05:16
‘Flytilla’ Activists Planning to Defy Israeli Ban

‘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, 11/04/2012 22:25
Ben Gurion Airport on 'Fast Forward' for Holidays

Ben Gurion Airport on 'Fast Forward' for Holidays

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, 25/03/2012 15:07
El Al Computer Failure Grounds Planes

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, 30/01/2012 21:35
'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac

'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac

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, 26/01/2012 11:08