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Ilan nd Assaf Ramon international Airport, also known as Eilat Ramon airport, opened on January 21st 2019, is the second largest in Israel, behind Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. It stands out for its futuristic construction and replaces the old airports of Eilat and Ovda. It operates with domestic flights (Tel Aviv and Haifa) and with several important destinations in Europe.
Official Website: iaa.gov.il/en-us/airports/ramonairport/pages/default.aspx
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open Sunday to Thursday: 05:30-22:30 - Friday and New Year's Eve holidays: 06:00-18:00 - Saturdays and holidays: 07:00-23:30
Annual passenger traffic: 1.9 millon passengers went through it in 2019.
Tel: +39 6663 or 03-9723333.
The airport is located in the Timna Valley, 18 km (11 miles) north of Eilat, a city located on the shores of the Red Sea and close to the borders with Jordan and Egypt.
There is no counter of any car rental company at the airport. Below is a list of rental companies in Eilat:
Shlomo Sixt 08-6373511
Dollar Thrifty, Albar 08-6998877
Remote Quarters (2.2 km), Dekel Dom Baharava (2.2 km), Beer Ora Zimmer (2.4 km). The hotel and resorts area is about 20 km from the airport.
Egged Company offers bus service with a departure frequency between 10 and 15 minutes from the airport to the central bus station and also to the resorts area. Ticket fare equivalent in US dollars (1.5 usd). You can pay directly to the driver in the local currency (new shekel)
Taxi companies operating at the airport are: Eilat Taxis 08-6316999 / Shachmon Taxis 08-6338181 / Taaba Taxis 08-6333339 / Fatal Taxis 08-63333338, 08-6334141. Estimated rate equivalent to US dollars (25 usd) to the city center or resorts area
Please note that there is no parking spaces for private vehicles at the airport.
There is a public car park across the street from the terminal.
Arrival at the Terminal – Accessible with walkable ramps.
Entrance to the Salons – Wheelchair accessible.
Bathrooms - Wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair passengers will board the aircraft through a special airline device, assisted by an airline representative. These passengers will have priority access to the line. Personal wheelchairs will be stored in the trunk.
For more information contact airport staff assistance at 050-9753808 or fax 08-6363828
Latest updates: January 28, 2020