Haifa Airport, also known as U. Michaeli Airport, was established in 1934 as the first international airport in Israel. The airport provided services to the British army in Israel, as well as to the joint oil corporation Iraq-Britain (APS).
The airport is located at the eastern entrance to the city of Haifa, adjacent to the Kishon River and Israel Shipyards.
Haifa Airport is named after Uri Michaeli (1900-1976), one of the pioneers of Jewish aviation and one of the founders of the aviation industry in Israel. Uri Michaeli was the manager of the firm Aviron, before Israel's independence, and was also the Head of the Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety and CEO of the National Council for Civil Aviation, when Israel became a sovereign state.
Today, Haifa Airport is an international airport used for domestic flights to Eilat and Sde Dov Airport as well as international charter flights for companies and individuals, to destinations in the Mediterranean area such as Cyprus, Rhodes, Crete, and others. The charter flights and the destinations are flexible and are modified from season to season by the airlines operating at the airport, according to demand.
In 1998, a new and innovative terminal was opened at the airport.
• In 2014, the new northern entrance to the terminal was opened.
• In 2016, the construction of a new parking space for light aircraft on the east side of the airport is scheduled to be completed.
• There are two companies operating in the airport: Lahak Aviation and FNA, instead of Aerobat and Canfei Paz.
Haifa Airport Hours of Operation:
The terminal is open for service for passengers from 06:30 AM.
Airport activity hours:
Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 08:00—20:00.
Tuesdays in winter: 08:00-21:00.
Tuesdays in summer: 08:00-22:30.
Fridays and holiday eves: 07:00-19:00.
Saturdays and holidays in winter: 08:00-22:00.
Saturdays and holidays in summer: 07:00-22:00.
Flight requests outside of the usual activity hours should be submitted to the airport management at least 24 hours in advance.