From vision to reality.
Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon Airport is planned to replace the Eilat and Ovda airports and was constructed at TOMNA site as international and domestic airport at a distance of some 19 kilometers north of Eilat.
The new airport will constitute the southern aviation gate of the State of Israel, and will mainly serve the domestic and international incoming tourism to the city of Eilat and the resorts at the southern parts of the country: Mitzpe Ramon (at a distance of about 130 km) and the Dead Sea (at a distance of about 180 km).
Ilan and Assaf Ramon airport is a unique national project due to its being the first domestic/international airport in Israel to be planned and constructed from top to bottom.
The airport is planned to host a 3,600 square-meter runway, which will allow large jets to take off to almost every destination. The airport is also planned to host: a taxiway, parking lots, an advanced energy center, a luggage sorting system that rely on innovative and advanced technology, a fire station and modern operations and support areas that match international standards.
The height of the control tower will be 45 square meters, and it is designed and erected as per advanced international standards.
The airport is planned to host 9 wide scope parking lots for wide fuselage medium-sized jets, as well as for turboprop airplanes and light aviation aircrafts.
The airport's passenger terminal will include a vast area of 30,000 square meters and provide a solution for about 1.8 million passengers per year, with high quality services and various commercial, catering and duty free shopping areas.
Parking lots for private and public vehicles are planned to offer wide areas aimed to serve the traveling public and airport visitors.
2017 is the year in which the airport is planned to be opened and operate after the completion of its various certification and run-up processes.