Bar Yehuda Airfield

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Bar Yehuda Airfield

מנחת בר־יהודה
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSun Air Aviation, Tamar Regional Council
LocationMasada
Elevation AMSL-1,240 ft / -378 m
Coordinates31°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: MTZ, ICAO: 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 Masada 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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