godbless
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Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Mon Apr 01, 2002 10:28 pm

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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Max
 
zrb2
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:12 pm

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.
 
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:26 pm

`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.
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avi
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:31 am

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).
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airsicknessbag
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:29 am

Max,

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,
4 RPN-KSW
1 KSW-RPN

In 2000, all that was left were
13 ETH
3 RPN

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
 
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:33 am

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


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Cap'n Dan
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:54 am

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!
 
ly772
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 2:17 am

The reason that Jerusalem Airport is closed down is because the approach takes it over Ramallah.
 
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:26 am

Thank you guys!
And special thanks to Airsicknessbag!

Max
 
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 5:44 am

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

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airsicknessbag
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RE: Does Jerusalem Have An Int. Airport?

Tue Apr 02, 2002 8:44 am

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 ...

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