LY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 20 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
All of the air traffic will be stopped from 12PM GMT till 11AM GMT. The closure is needed since the current international terminal (T1) is being closed completely. The whole operation is similar (although on a much ,much smaller scale) to the Kai Tak closure.
Ilyag From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
I understand that each concourse (out of 3 existing + 2 more optional) has 8 jetway gates and two more gates for bus transportation (1/1A). Are 24 jetways total sufficient for the current operations? I think that it's more than the total number of bus gates in the old terminal one, but you need jetway for a longer time period than a bus gate. How many boardings, if at all, will be done on remote stands with bus transportation?
LY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 20 Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
Welcome to A.net!
AFAIK the VIP lounge on each concourse is designated for the pax whose flights depart from that concourse. Since LY has its own concourse (still don't know which one) you can say that the lounge there is exclusively for LY.
Donnow about the McDonald's, but I surely do hope that at least one is non-kosher.
The rumor about BA sounds unlikely, but who knows...
TLVFred From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
Thanks LY7E7 - Read the following info - they tell you at check in which lounge is yours (jpost.com 2/11/04)
There are three concourses, B (farthest to the left), C (center) and D (farthest right). Two more concourses, A and E, will eventually be built, once the current terminal requires expansion. Each concourse has eight gates with airbridges, and two for buses, just in case the terminal is overloaded with flights.
Concourse D serves El Al. Here you will board all flights by the national carrier, and enter its King David Lounge. El Al has 16 departing flights and five arriving flights on Tuesday. Most foreign carriers have scaled back their services to Israel, just for the first day of Terminal 3's operation.
Aside from the King David Lounge, there are two lounges for premium passengers, those flying First or Business Class. One is in B, and the other in C. Ground staff at check-in will advise the passenger which lounge they are entitled to enter.
Regarding gate locations, Continental Airlines, Swiss and British Airways have already advised their passengers of the concourse area, which is C.