Eilat’s New Airport: Future White Elephant?

July 18, 2018

The high point of the inauguration of Ramon International Airport near Eilat this week was an Arkia passenger plane coming in from Tel Aviv and landing.

But the fact is, it will be almost a year before commercial flights begin, and even then the risk remains that the 1.8 billion shekel ($500 million) state-of the-art facility could end up being an airport far too big for the city it serves, warn some sources in the aviation industry.

Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/eilat-s-new-airport-future-white-elephant-1.6289093