According to Airliner World from October of this year, dry runs are going to take place in February and the terminal will open to traffic in June of '04. If you're going to TLV
in May, it looks like you're going to barely miss the brand new terminal. On the other hand, you will be one of the last people to enjoy the old school T1, getting bussed around the aprons to your aircraft and all that fun stuff.
I guess El Al will have almost no presence in T1, as its domestic services are very limited.
is a temporary building put in place to support a projected surge in travel during the millenium celebrations.