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Hebrew Lesson 1
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שדה תעופה בן גוריון
sde te-oo-fa ben goor-yon
Ben Gurion Airport
 
Ben Gurion International Airport is the largest international airport in Israel. It is located near Lod, 15km (9 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv. In 2008, 11,081,213 international passengers arrived through Ben Gurion aboard 82,649 flights. The domestic tourism also flourished in 2008, with 469,220 passengers flying on 11,995 aircrafts. The airport went through a couple of name changes. In 1936, it was built as Lydda Airport in Palestine during the British Mandate. It played an important role during World War II when it served as a major base for military air transport. On 14 May 1948, after the state of Israel was declared, the airport's name was changed to Lod. In 1973 the name changed to Ben Gurion International Airport to honor Israel's first prime minister David Ben-Gurion. Ben Gurion Int'l Airport serves as the home base of El Al, Israir Airlines, Arkia Israel Airlines, and Sun d'Or International Airlines. Ben Gurion Int'l Airport is one of the world's most secure airports, with a security force that includes both police officers and IDF soldiers.
Flight  ti-sa  טיסה
tisot (pl.).
Departure flight, tisa yotset, טיסה יוצאת.
Arrival flight, tisa nihneset, טיסה נכנסת.
Airplane  ma-tos  מטוס
metosim (pl.).
Flight deck  ta ta-yas  תא טייס
Runway  mas-lool ham-ra-a  מסלול המראה
maslooley hamraa (pl.).
Take off, hamraa, המראה.
Landing, nehita, נחיתה
Passenger terminal  me-sof nos-eem  מסוף נוסעים
Control tower  mig-dal pi-koo-ah  מגדל פיקוח
Carousel  ma-so-a miz-va-dot  מסוע מזוודות
Security check  bdi-ka bit-ho-nit  בדיקה בטחונית
bdikot bithoniyot (pl.).
Passport control  bi-ko-ret dar-ko-nim  ביקורת דרכונים
Immigration control  bi-ko-ret ha-gi-ra  ביקורת הגירה
Duty-free shop  ha-noot ptoo-ra mi-me-hes  חנות פטורה ממכס
hanooyot ptoorot mimehes (pl.).
Ticket counter  dal-pak me-hi-rat kar-ti-sim  דלפק מכירת כרטיסים
Cargo  mit-an  מטען
mitanim (pl.).
Suitcase  miz-va-da  מזוודה
mizvadot (pl.).
Passenger  no-se-a  נוסע
nosaat (fem.), noseem (m. pl.), nosot (fem. pl.).
Pilot  ta-yas  טייס
tayeset (fem.), tayasim (m. pl.), tayasot (fem. pl.).
Steward  da-yal  דייל
dayelet (fem.), dayalim (m. pl.), dayalot (fem. pl.).