Eilat Airport is located close to the Eilat City Center, providing easy access to all of the main hotels and attractions found within the city.
Eilat Airport is designated for domestic flights, with daily flights to Tel Aviv, and regular flights to Israel’s domestic airports in Haifa, Rosh Pina and other small airports. Private planes can also gain access to Eilat Airport. Four major Israeli airlines operate out of Eilat Airport: ElAl, Israir, Sun Dor and Arkia. International charter flights can use the runway as well. Various local companies also provide ground services for arriving passengers travelling into the city. There is no parking lot within the Eilat Airport complex. There is parking opposite the main runway. A taxi stand is located outside Eilat Airport and taxis transfer visitors to the city at all hours of the day or night.
Flights to Eilat are popular among many of the tourists. Flights leaving from Tel Aviv arrive in the resort city multiple times every day and boast only a one hour flight time, as opposed to the four to six hour alternative of driving.
Eilat Airport was first built in 1949 as a base for the Israeli Air Force. As the City of Eilat was developed in the 1950s, the airport quickly became used for private flights to connect the southern city with Israel’s more populated northern areas.