Watch: First test landing at new Ramon International Airport

A passenger aircraft test landed at the new international airport in southern Israel, which is expected to help reduce the crowds Ben-Gurion International Airport in Lod.

Watch: Test landing at Ramon International Airport 

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As part of a test, a passenger aircraft landed Tuesday at the new international airport in southern Israel, Ramon International Airport.

450 people participated in the emergency drill that was conducted in accordance with international standards so that the airport could obtain its operating license. After the preparations are completed, Ramon International Airport is expected to function as Israel's second international airport.

Test landing at Ramon airport Photo Credit: Sivan Farag/Channel 2 News

The Ramon Airport project, which includes a flight control tower, a spacious terminal, Duty Free stores and parking lots, is expected to accommodate 2 million passengers a year and reduce some the crowds at Israel’s main international airport, Ben-Gurion Airport in Lod.

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