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Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?  
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5838 times:

I know that if airlines fly to Isreal they all go to TLV but I have never heard of Jerusalem having it's own airport nor the direct flights... Did I just miss it or does Jerusalem not have it's own airport?


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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5783 times:

No, they don't have one. They have a small general aviation airport near Jerusalem. Since the whole country is about the size of Connecticut there's no need for more than one TLV.

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5767 times:

`Atarot' airport.
Was an old RAF field I believe, pre-1948.
Well its more than just general aviation since Arkia does fly there but only domestically. Because its in the West Bank, it would be a diplomatic minefield to get international air rights to/from. In the most optomistic post-Oslo-talks days, there was an idea of eventually making it a tri-national (Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian) airport, similiar to the bi-national plan for Jordan's Aqaba/Eilat... which also have come to nought.

` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

I think the airport is close now. It is north to Jerusalem in an area that has serious security problems.

TLV is about 30 minutes drive from Jerusalem (of course getting out of the city is something else  Smile).

Long live the B747
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5716 times:


There is a Jerusalem airport, Atarot, code is JRS, but currently, there´s no scheduled service there. TLV-Ben Gurion is only 30 kilometres away from Jerusalem, you know.

In 1997, JRS had apparently a peak time: Arkia operated several flights with Dash 7:
13 weekly to Eilat (ETH)
4 weekly to Haifa (HFA)
4 weekly to Rosh Pina (RPN) - Kiryat Shmona (KSW)
1 weekly KSW-RPN
6 weekly to Tel Aviv Sde Dov (SDE)

In 1998, that was down to
14 ETH,

In 2000, all that was left were
13 ETH

And the last flights were in the winter schedule 00/01,
1 sole weekly ETH service.

btw, Max, since I was already skimming through my old OAGs, didn´t you ask some time ago for UA´s pre-777 FRA equipment?

UA´s German flights according to the 5/93 issue:

From FRA:
-ORD UA941 763, on to DEN with D10
-IAD UA917 mix of 763 and 747, on to SFO with 747, involving a plane change on some days, on others not
-LHR UA935 72S (no codeshare, I remember seeing that plane in full [new] UA colours), on to LAX with 74L (  Wow! ), on to SAN with 767

From HAM:
-LHR UA903 72S, on to JFK with 767

UA´s German flights according to the 5/94 issue:

From FRA:
-ORD UA941 763, on to SFO with 747, on to HNL with D10
-IAD UA917 747, on to TPA with 72S
-LHR-LAX UA935 763 (no change of a/c anymore at LHR), on to SAN with 72S

UA´s German flights according to the 3/95 issue:

From FRA:
-ORD-SFO UA941 763 (no change of a/c)
-IAD UA917 763, on to TPA with 72S
-UA935 (763 to LAX, 737 to SAN) now originated at LHR with a convenient connexion flight FRA-LHR operated with UA flight number on BD DC9.

UA had full traffic rights on the FRA/HAM-LHR flights.

Daniel Smile

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5702 times:

It's not unusual for Isralie forces to destroy the runway. It's happened a few times already.

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Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineCap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

I was at Atarot in 1999 en route to ETH. I can see why it is closed now, we had to drive through the West Bank to get there...let's just say it was an interesting experience. On the way back, I flew to Sdeh Dov. Now that's a convenient airport!

User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5682 times:

The reason that Jerusalem Airport is closed down is because the approach takes it over Ramallah.

User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5656 times:

Thank you guys!
And special thanks to Airsicknessbag!


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5626 times:

Squigee, the rwy in Atarot is in full operational condition, and has never been damaged, AFAIK. Gaza International, on the other hand...


Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5611 times:

You´re welcome, Max.

Forgot two more UA flights ex Germany as of 5/93:

TXL-LHR-IAD-TPA UA921, 72S-763-735
MUC-LHR-IAD-DEN UA919, 72S-747-733

That LHR min-hub came from PA, by the way.

Another (non German) cool routing, unthinkable in the days of global alliances:
UA943 ATH-CDG-ORD-DEN-PDX 72S-767-757-757 (saw that 727 at ATH in October 1994, new paint scheme.)

And sorry for strolling again off the JRS topic Big grin ...

Daniel Smile

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