Israel Government considering four locations for new airport
Israel Government is currently considering four locations for a new airport, to assist Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, which is reaching maximum capacity (Jerusalem Post, 19-Feb-2010). Locations include one north of Tel Aviv, two to the south and one on a man made island off the coast of the city. However, residents object the northern airport due to environmental concerns, while the Ministry of Defense are against the southern options due to security concerns. Ben Gurion is expected to reach its capacity of 16 million passengers p/a in five years.