Uvda Airport is a Military/Civilian airport established by the Americans, under the provision of the peace treaty with Egypt, and it was intended to replace "Ezion" Airport, situated at Moon Valley, Sinai.
The airport commenced its operation in 1982, and upon its construction the Airports Authority built a civilian terminal to service the tourists visiting Eilat, the Dead Sea and southern Israel.
In 1995, 1996 and 2000, which were peak years in tourism, over 250 000 travelers per year passed through the airport.
In 2014, 92,954 travelers passed through the airport.
In November 2015 Ryanair, the leading low-cost airline in Europe, started operating 6 weekly flights to and from three new destinations in Europe