Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport signed a sister airport agreement on May 24 in Atlanta. The Memorandum of Understanding is focused on allowing the two airports to share their knowledge while increasing travel and economic benefits.
The agreement was signed by Atlanta airport interim Aviation General Manager Roosevelt Council along with General Shmuel Zakay, Ben Gurion’s General Manager. “This agreement marks a new era in cooperation between two dynamic airports and two vibrant cities,” general manager Council stated. “We look forward to cultivating a wonderful relationship with our colleagues in Tel Aviv.”
Zakay has stated that he plans to invite Atlanta airport officials to Israel next month to to focus on security-related issues. Ben Gurion airport is known for its stringent security. In addition to the sister airport agreement, those at Ben Gurion are hopeful that Delta will reinstate it’s Atlanta-Tel Aviv route, which last flew in 2011.