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Ben Gurion International Airport

David Ben-Gurion International Airport, located near Lod[?], 15 km from Tel Aviv, is the largest international airport in Israel. The airport's 3-letter IATA airport code is TLV.

Ben Gurion is the hub of El Al Israel Airlines.

Ben Gurion has long been a target of Palestinian terrorist groups, and so among the many terrorist attempts, in 1985, a TWA Boeing 727 flying from Tel-Aviv to Rome was hijacked and forced to fly to Beirut. The plane carried many American and Israeli passengers, and one US Marine died, when the Delta Force[?] stormed the plane.

In 1972 a group of 20 Puerto Rican tourists who had just arrived in Israel died at Ben Gurion airport as a result of an attack in the passenger arrival area by a terrorist group. Aharon Katzir[?], a prominent protein biophysicist, was also killed.

Airlines flying to Ben-Gurion International Airport include:

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