Introducing Eilat's New International Airport
Welcome to this guide to Eilat Airport – officially known as the Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Opening in early 2018, the Eilat Ramon Airport will offer a new, state-of-the-art gateway to Eilat and the south of Israel for visitors from Europe and beyond.
The Eilat Ramon Airport is situated approximately 19km north of Eilat – Israel’s premiere red sea resort – and is a comfortable 10 minute bus shuttle ride from the city.
Airlines expected to operate from the Eilat Ramon Airport include the Israeli airlines, El Al, Arkia and Israir, as well as international airlines currently offering flights to Eilat such as Ryanair, Monarch and Pegasus.
The Eilat Ramon Airport is believed to have cost around NIS 2 billion to construct and offers dramatic views of the Arava Valley’s stunning mountainous desert terrain. The impressive modern terminal building occupies 34,000 square meters and offers a range of facilities including duty free shops, restaurants and much more.
Your journey to Israel begins at the Eilat Ramon Airport…
Where Is Eilat Ramon Airport Located?
Eilat Airport is situated 19km north of the town of Eilat. As you can see from the map to the right hand side of this page, the airport can be reached by Road 90 which is the main road connecting Eilat with the rest of Israel. The nearest town to the airport is Be’er Ora, which is a small community settlement of less than a 1000 people. For those looking to reach Eilat Airport from the town of Eilat, there are many options available including taxis, shuttle services and car hire.
When Will Eilat Ramon Airport Open?
The Israeli authorities started construction work on the new Eilat Airport in the summer of 2015. The current expectation is that the airport will start operating in full during early 2018, though no specific date has been provided by the Israel Airports Authority. The first test flight landed at Eilat Airport during September 2017 (see video to the right hand side), which was an important step in enabling the airport to receive its permanent operating license.
Which Airlines Fly To Eilat Ramon Airport?
The Israeli airlines, Arkia and Israir, offer daily flights to Eilat Airport from Ben Gurion Airport in central Israel. But the new airport has opened up Eilat and Israel’s stunning southern regions to travellers from Europe and beyond. Ryanair offer flights to Eilat from a range of European destinations including Brussels, Kaunas, Milan, Bratislava, Budapest and a range of cities in Germany and Poland. Other airlines which offer flights to Eilat from European destinations include Aeroflot, Wizz Air, Finnair, UIA, Transavia and SAS.