Ben Gurion Terminal 1 is Back

Ben Gurion, Terminal 1
A departure screen at Ben Gurion International airport. (Flash90)

Terminal 1 at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport was back in operation on Sunday after four months of renovations with a promise of up-to-date facilities for passengers, Globes reported.

The new Terminal 1 will offer advanced check-in and baggage-drop for travelers’ convenience, plus, in a month’s time, duty free stores, cafes and restaurants.

Terminal 1, which was the main terminal until Terminal 3 was opened in 2003, serves low-cost airlines, including: EasyJet, Wizzair, Ryanair, Norwegian Air, and Israel’s Arkia and Israir Airlines.

Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz commented, “The increase in low-cost flights that the open skies revolution has brought, has cut fares on overseas flights by tens of percentage points and increased the number of flight destinations from Israel.”