The Israeli government confirmed it will build a new international airport in Timna to replace existing airports in Ovda (VDA) and Eilat (ETH). Presently, ETH handles mostly domestic flights owing to runway length limitations while most international flights operate from/to VDA, which is located about 40 miles (60 km) north of Eilat. The new airport will be located about 11 miles north of Eilat and a light rail will connect it with long- and short-term overnight parking and downtown. The ...

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