Bar Yehuda Airfield

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Bar Yehuda Airfield
מנחת בר־יהודה
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IATA: MTZICAO: LLMZ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Sun Air Aviation, Tamar Regional Council
Location Masada
Elevation AMSL -1,240 ft / -378 m
Coordinates 31°19′41.41″N 35°23′18.99″E / 31.3281694°N 35.3886083°E / 31.3281694; 35.3886083Coordinates: 31°19′41.41″N 35°23′18.99″E / 31.3281694°N 35.3886083°E / 31.3281694; 35.3886083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 3,937 1,200 Asphalt

Bar Yehuda Airfield (Hebrew מנחת בר־יהודה, minḥat bar-yehuda; sometimes known as Masada Airfield) (IATA: MTZICAO: LLMZ), named after Israel Bar-Yehuda, is a small desert airfield located in the southern Judean desert, between Arad and Ein Gedi, west of the Dead Sea. Opened in 1963, it is just 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from the Metsadah fortress access and about one hour and a half drive from Jerusalem, Israel. The airfield is a public concession, mainly used as an alternate airport, and for charter and sightseeing flights.

Located at 1,240 ft (378 m) below mean sea level, Bar Yehuda Airfield is the lowest airport in the world.

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