The Israeli government will proceed with detailed planning for a new $410-million international airport at Timna. The terminal will serve Eilat, the southern Red Sea port and a major tourist destination. The Transport Ministry will seek proposals in September for a detailed design plan. The new airport is expected to be funded through the sale of the existing facility that it is replacing. That sale will be used to develop new hotels and tourist facilities for the Eilat resort area.
Israel Plans New Airport
July 21, 2010