Rosh Pina airport is located in Mahanaim, east of Rosh Pina, and was built in 1943 by the British Mandatory authorities. In 1968 the airport was renamed Isaac ben Jacob Airport, after an Israeli aviation pioneer during the British Mandate.
The airport operates domestic flights only. Its geographic location is at the heart of the Galilee region and it enables easy access for the residents of the Galilee and the surrounding regions. The airport is used for commercial, private and light aircraft flights
The runways are paved using an unusual method in which stones were placed and sealed to the ground in stratified layers of asphalt, on top of which was laid an additional layer of small stones and then a final surfacing of asphalt.
The runways intersect: 23 – 05 and 33- 15, with a length of 1080m, and a width of 40m.
According to the British standards, the runways are surrounded with peripheral taxiways.
Operating hours of the Rosh Pina Airport:
Sunday through Thursday 07:00-18:30
Fridays and holiday eves 07:00-17:00
Saturdays and holidays 09:00-18:00
Summer hours: 09:00-19:00
May 1948: At the time of Israeli independence, the airport served as an Israeli Air Force base.
The actual historical combat posts and shelters from the days of the British Mandate can still be seen at the airport. The control tower and passenger terminal had not yet been added.
During the 1950's, Arkia Airlines began commercial operations for the first time at this airport, initially operating from a modest cabin which served as a passenger terminal as well as the control tower.
1968 – The air traffic was moved to the threshold of runway 33 as construction of a passenger terminal was underway.
1971 – Construction of the control tower and a fire station.
The airport’s own fire and rescue station was set up and equipped with modern fire trucks and firefighters and commenced operations for the first time at the airport. Until that time, the fire and rescue services had been provided by a municipal company, Hatzor HaGlilit.
1994 - Renovation and expansion of the passenger terminal.
2015 – Renovation and upgrade of the runway and passenger terminal.