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The Israel Airports Authority (hereinafter: “the Authority”) was founded in 1977 as a public corporation under the Airports Authority Law, 5737-1977 (hereinafter: “the Law.”) The Law establishes the structure of the Authority, its roles, and the powers attributed to it as a statutory public corporation.
The following are the Authority’s roles according to Section 5 (a) of the Law:
1. “To maintain, to operate, to develop, and to manage the airports detailed below and to provide there supplementary services for all these activities.”
2. “To plan and establish an airport which is determined in the master plan authorized by the Minister of Transport - according to the directives provided to it by the Minister of Transport after consultation with the Council.”
3. To take measures for the security of the Authority’s airports and of the people, goods, aircraft, buildings, facilities, and equipment within them, in accordance with the directives of the Minister of Transport.
4. To provide at the military airport... services which the Minister of Transport will order...”
Section 5 (b) additionally establishes that: “In addition to the service that the Authority shall provide in accordance with sub-section (a), it shall be authorized to provide other services at the Authority’s airports or in connection therewith, which may be provided while fulfilling its duties as aforesaid.”
Section 5 (c) of the Law establishes that: “In the dischargement of its duties and in the provision of services according to this Section, the Authority shall be directed by the principles of promotion and development of air transport, efficiency of operation of the Authority’s airports, and the achievement and maintenance of the appropriate level of flight safety.”
Section 7 of the Law establishes that: “The guideline of the Authority’s operations shall be to manage all its airports, as much as possible - for each of its airports - on the basis of economic considerations and as self-sustaining enterprises.”


  • The executive committee, following the recommendation of the Ministry of Transport and with the authorization of the government, names the Director who heads the administrative system. The committee determines policies and the Director is responsible to it for their implementation.
    The Director works alongside the Legal Advisor, Authority Auditor, the Spokesperson, and the Security Division.
    The Airports Authority’s eight operational branches are as follows:
    Ben Gurion Airport, Economic and Financial Division; Commerce and Development Division; Administration and Organization Division; Communications Division; Planning and Engineering Division; Border Terminal and Domestic Airport Division; Operational Division.

  • Information about the Law

    The Freedom of Information Law, 5768-1998 (hereinafter: the “Law”) was enacted on May 19, 1998 and became effective one year thereafter. The Law based the right of every citizen or resident to receive information held by public authorities.

    Full text of the Law

    The Director General of the Implementation of the Law in the Airports Authority (hereinafter: bthe “Director General”)
    Adv. Natali Ben
    The Airports Authority
    P.O. Box 137
    Ben Gurion Airport


    Submission of Applications and the Processing thereof

    A. Submission of the Application for Receipt of Information
    The application for the receipt of information shall be submitted through the Governmental Payment website , through which the application fee can be paid, as well as the processing and production fees (if required thereafter).

    Alternatively, the application for the receipt of information under the Freedom of Information Law may be submitted through the form attached hereto and sent by e-mail (scanned) to the Director General, whose details appear above.

    B. Payment of Fee and Letter of Undertaking
    Upon the submission of the application, the applicant shall pay the application fee. The fee amount is updated from time to time in the Freedom of Information Regulations (Fees), 5769-1999 (hereinafter: “Regulations and Fees”)

    To date, this amount is NIS 20. In addition, the application shall sign a Letter of Undertaking to bear the processing and production of information fees according to the form attached hereto.

    Payment at the Governmental Payment website
    As part of the payment through the Governmental Payment website, please indicate on the second screen “type of information”, that the information requested is paid, unless the type of information requested meets one of the exemptions specified in Section 6 of the Freedom of Information Regulations (Fees) 5769-1999, which are:

    • Information requested by an association or social organization
    • Information requested by an academic research entity
    • Information requested by pension recipients
    • Personal Information(Information requested by a person about themselves and their rights).
    • Information that must be published

    Under the circumstances in which the information required is exempt from payment of a fee, please indicate which of said exemptions is relevant.

    Regulation 6 of the Fees Regulations

    The fee may be paid through a bank transfer payment
    Account No. 309555
    Branch No. 774
    Hapoalim Bank (12)
    To the credit of the Airports Authority
    (Please indicate the purpose of the deposit in the “Application Fee under the Freedom of Information Law” section and the name of the applicant).

    C. The date for the provision of the decision regarding the application
    The examination of the application shall be done within the time limits set by the Law:
    The applicant must be notified of a decision regarding the provision of the information within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application or payment of the application fee, whichever is later. The Director General and the General Manager may extend the response time for processing by up to an additional 90 days.
    Where the requested information pertains to a third party, and the Director General considers whether to provide the information, the Director General shall contact said third party, and allow him to object to the provision of the information. Approaching a third party shall extend the time for processing the application by an additional 21 days, and if the position of the third party is denied, he shall be granted the right to appeal the decision, and the information shall not be provided to the applicant until this right is exercised.

    D. Provision of Information
    If the Director General has reasonable grounds to assume, upon submission of the application for information, or at any stage of the processing stages, that the processing shall be within a scope to the extent that it shall require payment of a processing fee and production fee in excess of NIS 150, the Director General shall notify the applicant of the estimated fee amount, and he may require the applicant to deposit, prior to the completion of processing, the estimated amount or any part thereof, or to provide guarantees to ensure payment of the amount in full. If the Director General notifies the applicant as aforesaid, the processing of the application will be suspended until the deposit of the fees or the provision of the guarantees, as required.
    The requested information shall be made available to the applicant within 15 days from the date of the decision to provide the information or from the date of receipt of payment of the processing and production fees at the authority, whichever is later. In exceptional cases, the Director General may extend the date for the provision of the information beyond the said 15 days.
    The information shall be made available to the applicant as it appears with the authority, and there is no obligation to process information for the needs of the applicant.

    E. Decision to Deny the Application for the Receipt of Information
    A decision to deny an application for the receipt of information, in whole or in part, shall be sent to the applicant in writing, while detailing the reasons of the decision and notifying the applicant of his right to appeal against the application.


    Natali Ben, Adv
    Commissioner of Freedom of Information Act

    The Airports Authority’s website is currently being updated. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    To receive the following forms, please contact us by email at:
    - Application for Receipt of Information Form
    - Letter of Undertaking