Under the interim plan announced by the Israel Airport Authority on Sunday, drivers who agree to the lower fare will be allowed to pick up passengers at the ground-level arrivals hall. Those charging the higher fare will be confined to the departures level, where there is far less business for them.
In addition, riders who reserve a taxi by app or telephone will be assured the lower fare. For those riders, their taxis will wait at a special area adjacent to the short-term parking lot.
The plan comes after the collapse of the contract the IAA had awarded a partnership between the Hadar-Lod taxi company and the ride-sharing app Gett, giving them exclusive rights to riders leaving Ben-Gurion. The contract said fares would go down 31% but Hadar-Lod backed out of the agreement with Gett and the IAA then canceled the contract.
Hadar-Lod held exclusive rights to outgoing Ben-Gurion taxis for the past 20 years and the cancellation of the contract has since opened the airport business to all taxis. IAA […]