Cabinet approves new ‚Ramon‘ airport at Timna

25.07.2011                      23.Tammus, 5771

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Cabinet approves new 'Ramon' airport at Timna

The airport will cost an estimated NIS 1.7 billion to build, and it will handle domestic flights as well as those from Europe. Construction is expected to take three years.

The cabinet yesterday approved the construction of a new international airport at Timna, in the Arava, 18 kilometers north of Eilat. The new airport will replace the present Eilat airport, and will be named in memory of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his son Assaf.
The airport will cost an estimated NIS 1.7 billion to build, and it will handle domestic flights as well as those from Europe. Construction is expected to take three years….