Scrapers, bulldozers, steamrollers and tarring machines work day after day from dawn to dusk to finish the lengthened runway at Jerusalem airport at Atarot.
Scrapers, bulldozers, steamrollers and tarring machines work day after day from dawn to dusk to finish the lengthened runway at Jerusalem airport at Atarot. This airport will play a double-roll, namely taking some of the load off Lod airport, especially with a view to special flights of pilgrims for instance, who might i.e. want to fly directly Rome-Jerusalem but also accommodating intl. flights of short-range planes, used by many European airlines on their hops to and from Israel and serving as an alternate airfield for Lod airport, if the latter is for instance fogged in. Mr. Rappaport, now the Director of Jerusalem airport, used for years to run Lod airfield and knows what he is taking about. He made Jerusalem airport his baby and with loving care supervises every aspect of the work, checking the mix for the third layer of the runway and furnishing the VIP room at the terminal, which is already ready to receive the first guests from abroad. The opening of the field will put Jerusalem on the airline map - with no little attraction to be sure.