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Ben Gurion International Airport Code TLV

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 70100

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 32°0'41"N / 34°53'12"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: LLBG
Observation Time: 04/05/2021 11:08 am

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About Ben Gurion International Airport Code

Ben Gurion International Airport code is TLV. This three-letter code has been derived from the name of the city Tel Aviv where the airport is located. Its elevation above sea level is 41 meters. 

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is one of the busiest airports in the Holy Land, Israel. It has an extensive network of major airlines from all over the world. Nestled in the heart of the city of Lod, the airport was originally named Lod Airport before it was renamed after the country’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion.

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is regarded as one of the five best airports in the Middle East on the basis of its passenger’s experience and high level of security. The presence of Israel police, Israel Border Police, and airport security in uniform and undercover make it one of the safest facilities in the world. 

It welcomed approximately 25 million passengers in 2019 alone. Due to the ever-growing surge in passenger traffic, Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) has become a hub of cultural confluence and economic development. 

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) Runways

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) Runways is serviced by three state-of-the-art runways: 

03/21 2,772m asphalt

08/26 4,062m asphalt

12/30 3,112m asphalt

These three runways are capable of handling 167,886 aircraft movements every year.  

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) Terminals

There are two main terminals at the airport: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. 

Terminal 1

This facility is used by all domestic as well as low-cost flights.

Terminal 3

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Terminal 3 is the main international terminal gateway at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV). 

Nearest Airports to Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

Queen Alia International Airport 158 km

Ovda Airport 229 km

Damascus International Airport 338 km

Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport 415 km

Major Airlines Operating from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

Aegean Airlines


Air Canada

Air France

Air India

Air Malta

Air Moldova

Air Serbia 

Air Seychelles

Air Sinai


Aircompany Armenia


Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
03-21 9,094 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
08-26 13,327 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
12-30 10,209 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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