Encyclopedia > Ben Gurion International Airport

  Article Content

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:

External Links

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Northwest Harbor, New York

... of 2000, there are 3,059 people, 1,181 households, and 818 families residing in the town. The population density is 81.3/km² (210.6/mi²). There are 3,008 ...

This page was created in 23.2 ms