Due to the constant growth in the number of travelers circulating through the Ben Gurion Airport, there has arisen an urgent need to increase the capacity of the Check-in Hall and the Hand Baggage Screening Compound.
MEA, which, along with SOM NY was part of the original design team for the new Landside terminal building, (completed 2004) was invited to develop (with IAA) a more efficient layout of the Terminal areas in which the possibility of congestion was the highest.
Analyzing the flow of people in different scenarios and alternatives, MEA team has completely redesigned the way passengers circulate in the Check in Hall. The redesign includes display systems, queue management, and improving the location of various Hall components. In the Hand Baggage Screening compound, the existing structures, barriers and stations will be replaced with a new, transparent and clear construction allowing for quicker and more ergonomic flow of the passengers.
Estimated completion 2018.