Ben Gurion Airport, named after David Ben Gurion, is Israel's main airport. It is located at the heart of the country, around 40 km from Jerusalem and 15 km from Tel Aviv. The Airport has its origins in the 1930's. The Israel Airports Authority was established in the late 1970's as a statutory corporation, and the airport has evolved and prospered ever since, with passenger and air traffic figures constantly rising. In the 1990's the IAA recognized the fact that the old Terminal 1 was no longer capable of handling the increasing passenger traffic, and a joint decision was made with the Minister of Transport to build a new terminal with higher capacity - Terminal 3.
The Airport is Israel's gateway, and as such it serves its citizens who fly all over the world, as well as foreigners who visit the country.
The Airport has two main terminals: Terminal 3 for international flights and Terminal 1 for domestic and low-cost international flights.
Ben Gurion Airport is a modern airport, equipped with state-of-the-art technological installations and operational facilities that meet international standards. The Airport is accessible to disabled passengers and provides passenger service and special VIP services at the highest level. The safety and security measures implemented at the Airport meet the highest global standards and air traffic safety is top priority.