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Ben-Gurion airport director Shmuel Zakai quitting after 12 years

General Manager of Ben Gurion Airport, Shmuel Zakai, in the Knesset, June 24, 2014. (Flash 90)
General Manager of Ben Gurion Airport, Shmuel Zakai, in the Knesset, June 24, 2014. (Flash 90)

Shmuel Zakai, the director of Ben-Gurion Internal Airport, asks to leave the position, which he has held for the past 12 years.

The request comes as the aviation industry in Israel and around the world struggles to cope with the large number of passengers following two years of COVID-related restrictions. The increase in travelers has far outpaced employee recruitment, which is particularly low after most workers were laid off during the pandemic.

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