LynxJet has recently performed the first commercial business jet landing of a Phenom 100 in Haifa Airport, Israel (HFA). 1,278 meters long, the airport’s single runway is less than half long as Ben-Gurion Airport’s shortest runway. Until now no commercial business jets have landed in Haifa.

Haifa airport from the air

The short runway in Haifa airport is no problem for the Phenom 100. Photo by Oyoyoy (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Due to the 4 seats business jet’s unique capacity to land in shorter airstrips, we were able to accommodate a LynxJet client’s request to take off from a Greek Island and land closer to home in Haifa.

Built by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, This Phenom 100 is usually based in Sde-Dov (SDV). For the past couple of years is serves LynxJet clients in short range flights to such destinations as Amman, Eilat, Larnaca, Dalaman (and South Turkey) and Rhodes (and the Greek Isles).