Flying to & from, Eilat
Eilat is Israel's southernmost city and a popular resort. It’s located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Eilat.
If you follow to the South Region you’d better use Eilat or Uvda (Ovda) airports. But large wide-body aircrafts cannot operate from Eilat Airport because of its short runway. That’s why most international flights land at Uvda instead of Eilat about 60 km from it.
I bought two-way flight of Aeroflot Russian Airlines from Moscow to Uvda and back and it was very convenient to start and finish my trip there.
You can watch my 1 min 38 sec HD Video Israel Uvda - Moscow flight out of my Youtube channel.
The is an option to come to Eilat by plane and there are 2 Airports : the first one is In Eilat and msot of the flights from Tel Aviv land there and there is also another airport near OVDA , which is also a military base and for tourists outside Israel.
A flight from Tel aviv is something like 60 minutes and it will cost you something like 300-500 nis (depends on the season and the time you bought the ticket).
Eilat has a very small Airport. You can fly to Eilat from Tel Aviv or Haifa and even from a few destinations in Europ. If you If you arrive from Tel Aviv area you can find flights that leaves on Daily base either from the main Airport of Ben Gurion or the smaller Airport of Sde Dov which is In Tel Aviv.
Flight to Eilat takes aprx 55minutes, Dont count on them to always leave in time...i've noticed they are leaving 10 - 15 minutes late many times !
You need to be at the airport one hour before the flight... but based on my knowledge and ex[erience if you're flying during the Jewish holidays you might better arrive AT Least 1.5 hour if not before. During regular times it usually works well.
It is maybe the strrangest airport in the world, Situated just in the center of Eilat... the luck is that it is pretty small and most of the planes that get here are Charters from Tel aviv of smaller Israeli companies such "Israair" or "Arkia". If you will be in city Center or in the Beach you will see many planes flying just over your head along the day.