Airport of the Week: Ben Gurion Airport
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Ben Gurion International Airport (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG), often referred to as Natbag, is the main international airport of Israel and by far the busiest airport in the country, located 19 km to the southeast of Tel Aviv. Named after Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, the airport serves as a hub for El Al, Israir Airlines, Arkia, Up and Sun D'Or. In 2016, it handled approximately 18 million passengers, making it the 48th busiest airport in Asia. Ben Gurion Airport is operated by the Israel Airports Authority, a government-owned corporation that manages all public airports and border crossings in Israel.
Elevation: 41 m