Ramon Airport

New civil international Ramon airport named after the first Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his son Asaf, the Israeli Air Force pilot. Ramon Airport is located only 18 km from Eilat. The airfield has already received test flights, and its opened in March 2019.

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New Ramon airport opened north of Eilat in early 2019 and should replace two existing airports in Eilat. Eilat Airport and Ovda Airport. Ramon is a modern international airport offering new opportunities for tourists from all over the world to visit South Israel and the Red Sea.

Ramon Airport is designed to serve up to 2 million passengers a year. In addition, expansion is envisaged, since there is enough space, allowing up to 4.2 million passengers to be served by 2030.

After opening, all domestic flights to the old airport of Eilat from Tel Aviv and Haifa will be moved to Ramon. At the same time, the airport will also start serving Low Cost and charter flights from Europe that landed at Ovda airport. At the first stage, flights to Ramon will be carried out by international air carriers: Ryanair, WizzAir, easyJet, Transavia, SAS, Finnair, Edelweiss and Ural Airlines.

The terminal building of Ramon Airport was designed by architects Mann Shinar. The terminal has all the basic features of a modern airport terminal, including a duty-free shop, currency exchange, information desk and transportation services.

Basic facts about Ramon Airport.

  • Parking space for 9 large and wide-bodied aircraft, for example, used by European low cost airlines.
  • Space for apron for 4 turboprop aircraft, for example, used on domestic flights from Tel Aviv and Haifa to Eilat.
  • Apron for 16 general aviation aircraft.
  • The runway strip is 3600 m long and 45 m wide.
  • Place for landing helicopters.
  • Ramon will also be able to take and large cargo aircraft.

The new terminal of Eilat Airport was designed using materials that reflect the natural beauty of the Timna Valley, where the airport is located. People call the airport Timna Airport in the light of location, but the official name is Ramon International Airport.

It is expected that those airlines that served Eilat Airport (ETH): Israir and Arkiya will operate at the new airport of Eilat. There are also European airlines serving Ovda Airport, including Ryanair, Wizz and other European charter airlines during the winter season. It is expected that Ryanair will deploy several aircraft at the new airport and turn this center into the center of attention of its European route network.

Ramon Airport is just 18 km north of Eilat and it will eventually be served by rail, but currently buses will deliver the Ramon Airport to Eilat. Trip time 10 minutes to the city.

Ramon will also be the gateway to the southern part of Jordan, including the resort of Aqaba, the areas of Wadi Rum and Petra, as well as the Taba district at Sinai in Egypt. From Ramon Airport, you can book transfers to Jordan and Egypt, since the new airfield is really becoming a regional center.

Reasons of creating.

Construction of the airport Ramon will allow to solve a number of issues and goals:

  1. Increase the flow of tourists.
  2. Solve the problem of inconvenience due to the long distance of the city from Ovda. Ovda is located 60 km from Eilat.
  3. The small airport of Eilat (ETH) in the city center will be destroyed, and hotels and entertainment centers will be built instead.
  4. All this will give an additional impetus to the development of tourism in the Red Sea region.

General Information.

The code of this air node is IATA: ETM, ICAO: LLER. The current flight schedule can be found on the official website. It can be found on the websites of airline companies that use the services of this airport,

Awaiting flight can:

  • Take advantage of free wifi.
  • There are several Duty Free shops on the terminal territory.
  • Sit free time in a comfortable and clean waiting room with a magazine or gadget.
  • Visit restaurants for lunch or coffee break.
  • Baby room.
  • And more.

Official website –  iaa.gov.il

Passenger Hall Ramon Airport in Eilat

Future flights: a list of destinations.

Direct scheduled flights from Ramon International Airport will fly to the cities:

  • Berlin.

  • Bratislava.

  • Budapest.

  • Kaunas.

  • Krakow.

  • London.

  • Moscow.

  • Paris.

  • St. Petersburg.

  • Tel Aviv.

  • Haifa.

Flight Timetable.

Online Flight Timetable Ramon Airport: http://www.iaa.gov.il/Online-flight.

Direct Flights to Ramon Airport (ETM)

DestinationDeparture atReturn atAirlineFind tickets
Tel Aviv-Yafo04.05.202105.05.2021Tickets from 109

Cheap Flights to Ramon Airport (ETM)

OriginDeparture atReturn atFind tickets
Tel Aviv-Yafo01.05.202103.05.2021Tickets from 87
Tbilisi30.04.202103.05.2021Tickets from 364
Minsk21.06.202124.06.2021Tickets from 432
Rhodes13.05.202116.05.2021Tickets from 619

Where is Ramon Airport located?

Distances from the airport to cities and other locations of Israel (distance in km):

  • Tel Aviv — 295.

  • Jerusalem — 276.

  • Ein Bokek (Dead Sea) — 169.

  • Haifa — 379.

  • Netanya — 325.

  • Taba Border (Egypt) — 30.

  • Aqaba Border — 20.

How to get Eilat from Ramon airport.

Thousands tourists arrive to visit the southern pearl of the country – the resort town of Eilat, with its 11 kilometers of beautiful coral beaches. How to get Eilat from Ramon airport? There are several ways to choose the best one for you.


If you are afraid that there are not enough places on the bus for everyone, and you want to get to Eilat quickly and with the greatest comfort, you should take a taxi service. Offices of companies providing these services, you will find right in the airport building.

Taxis work on the counters, and the fare is calculated based on distance, time of day, number of passengers and amount of baggage.

The most common mobile application GetTaxi you will always be sure that you are taken to the place at the cost of the state list. Download the application in Google Play and the App Store.


Transfer to Eilat is a special service. Book a transfer on our website and don’t worry about anything. Your driver will “catch” you at the exit from the terminal.

This service is remarkable in that the price will be fixed, even if the entire way to Eilat will be clogged with traffic jams and the driver will spend twice as much time on this trip as he planned. You pay exactly what was originally indicated.

Rent a car.

Through the online service on our website, it will be possible to rent a car for independent travel.

Car rental services are available in the arrival hall, vehicles are parked outside the terminal. To get a car for rent, you need to present a passport and driver’s license.

But keep in mind that the airport is not a car rental station. That is, to choose here a car of a certain brand and comfort is unlikely to succeed: you need to take what is in stock. If only four wheels that can drive are important to you, and the rest is of little concern – choose a car in the catalog.

Other airports in Israel.

Ben Gurion Airport is the main air gates in Israel. The airport accepts most international flights to Israel.

Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv Israel

Ovda Airport

Ovda Airport (another pronunciation – Uvda) is located very close to the famous resort town of Eilat (at a distance of 60 km).

Ovda Airport Israel