Two sites remain under consideration in Israel for a new civil-military airport, to help ease future congestion at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport while also serving the Israeli Air Force (IAF).
In late 2014 the Israeli government directed planning authorities and US-based MITRE Corporation to conduct separate feasibility studies. Both reports were presented to the National Committee for Planning and Construction (NCPC) in late 2017.
The committee considered two IAF bases for development as dual-use airports, capable of handling international passenger flights as well as military aviation: Ramat David Air Base about 80 km north of Ben Gurion, and Nevatim Air Base near Beersheva in southern Israel, 90 km from the Tel Aviv airport.
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