The Israel Airports Authority approved the expansion of Ben Gurion Airport’s Terminal 3.
The expansion plan, approved Sunday, include the construction of a fourth arm for the terminal at a cost of some NIS 660 million ($187 million). In addition to providing more spaces for airplanes, the expansion will include a lobby, cafes and stores, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.
Work also will begin early next year on an NIS 800 million ($227 million) upgrade of the airport’s runways that will allow a doubling of airplane traffic.
Ben Gurion’s Terminal 3 opened in 2004.