Eilat Airport Facts
Eilat Airport is an Israeli airport located in the city of Eilat, and named for Arkia Airlines founder Yakov Hozman. Eilat Airport is located in the central area of the city, next to Route 90. It mostly handles domestic flights to Tel Aviv and Haifa with international flights operating instead to Ovda International Airport, but a few international flights on aircraft that can handle the relatively short runway use Eilat as well.
The airport is expected to cease civilian operations by 2017 when Eilat's new international airport, Timna Airport, should become operational.