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Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th - 16th November?

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Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

Hello, Does anyone know something about the closure of Ovda (VDA) Airport between 05th – 16th November? I was supposed to get to Eilat by Ryan Air, but the airline claims that the airport is closed so we have to get to Tel Aviv first. Thanks.

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1. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

No, the airport is not closed.

But yes, it is closed for civilian flights.

And then thereafter there are some days with a reduced service.

https:/…

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2. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

Nice link Phil . . . ever so glad you knew what it said ;-))

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3. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

Sorry, that was the only reliable source I could find. The translation is:

NOTAM => Notice to Airman

A) LLOV => ICAO Airport code for Ovda airport (IATA code: VDA)

B) 1711050700 C) 1711161045 => from till (year/month/day/time / 1711050700 => 5th Nov. 2017 07:00 hours)

D) 05 0700-1515, 06 0700-1545, 07 0700-1515, 08 0900-1815,

09 0700-1515, 12 0900-1815, 13-14 DAILY 0700-1515,

15 0900-1815, 16 0700-1045 => More specific timings per calendar day (eg.05 0700-1515: 5th Nov. from 07:00 till 15:15 hours

E) CTR CLSD TO ALL CIV FLTS, EXC BY PPR FM AP OPR. => common traffic closed to all civilian flights, exception: pilot permission required from airport operations.

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4. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

I also have booked flight for 9th of Novermber, which Ryanair will operate to Tel Aviv instead of Ovda,

and coaches should take us from Tel Aviv to Ovda...

I just couldn't find information, if there will be connection buses waiting as usualy, to transer us to the boarders. I want to get to Taba, Israel was not supposed to be our final destination.

Does anybody know something about this?

How much is taxi from Ovda airport to boarders, does anybody know?

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5. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

There are coaches to city bus station costs around 8-10 $. And from there two city bus lines operates to taba border crossing. Costs around 1-2$.

Also theres a route directly from Ovda airport to Taba, costs around 25$.

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6. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

I just wonder whether they operate these Ovda - Taba airport buses when the airport is closed for civilians?

I am terrified with this complicated transer from Tel Aviv to Dahab.

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7. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

It seems ryanair are fooling us, because if you check iaa.gov.il/en-US/…Online-flight.aspx you can see that flights are avallables.

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9. Re: Ovda (VDA) Airport closed between 05th – 16th November?

This thread from the Israel forum discusses the closure.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29398…

It appears as If the airline is providing transportation to Eilat.

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