This is a new international airport that was opened in 2019 in Israel. The airport is an architectural masterpiece in the Negev Desert and a great destination to go for architecture enthusiasts. The airport is located in Negev Desert close to the ancient site of Timna and it is just 15 minutes north of Eilat. The airport is a domestic and international gateway to Eilat as it replaces both the Eilat City airport and Ovda Airport.
Ways of getting to Eilat from Eilat Ramon Airport
The Eilat Ramon Airport is 18km north of Eilat and it is connected by a road which is just about a 15-minute journey to the city center and the hotels. The hotel provides a shuttle service that runs every 20 minutes from the airport to the varieties of hotels in the city. The shuttle service is a very quick and easy way to get to the city and you can check for the shuttle price and operating hours before you travel to the city. The shuttle service at the airport is also going to transfer passengers from the airport to the Red Sea resorts of Aqaba and Taba. You are also going to find varieties of options where you can be transferred by the shuttle to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea or Tel Aviv. Another great way to get from the airport to the city is by taxi service. The taxi fare for this journey starts from around 100 NIS and can go up based on the number of passengers and bags, the time of the day, the night or the weekend.
You can also book for a private transfer service from the Ramon Airport to Eilat. This is available for groups, VIP individuals, or families that book for this transfer in advance. The prices vary and you can check for the affordable option. The airport is also served by numerous car rental companies but you do not need a car rental company to travel around the city.
The services provided at Eilat Ramon Airport
The Ramon Airport is a fully functional airport filled with mind-blowing modern facilities. The airport is equipped with lots of great facilities like car rental counters, foreign exchange, sim cards, eating options, and duty-free stores all at the traveler’s convenience. The duty-free goods are going to be offered as duty-free if you are international passengers but domestic passengers that are traveling to Tel Aviv or Haifa will need to pay duty or Value Added Tax. The airport is also equipped with a large paid parking lot for passengers.
List of Airlines and flights serving Ramon Airport
There are lots of airlines and flights that are serving Eilat Ramon Airport and some of them with the destinations that they serve are listed below.
• Arkia: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Haifa, Tel Aviv SdeDov. • Edelweiss: Zurich • Finnair: Helsinki • Israir: Haifa, Tel Aviv SdeDov, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion • Ryanair: Prague, Milan, Baden, Berlin, Brussels, Bratislava, Krakow, Gdansk, Frankfurt-Hahn, Budapes, Warsaw, Kaunas. • SAS: Stockholm • WizzAir: Riga, Katowice, Warsaw, Bucharest • Ural Airlines: Moscow
According to reports, Israir, Ryanair, and Arkia are going to be using the Ramon Airport as a base and this means that they will be having aircraft here overnight. It is also believed that the easyJet will also be operating at the Ramon Airport in addition to the routes that are listed above.