The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) has passed a bill to continue the operation of Tel Aviv’s Dov Airfield until 2019, at which time the military airport is to cease function. Originally, the airport was to close in April 2017 and the land to be sold for property development. Despite this ruling, the fast tracked bill, which received a unanimous vote from Knesset members, mandates the continuation of civilian aviation service so long as the airport is being used for military aviation purposes. The civilian terminal will be relocated to a temporary building, with the transfer slated for completion by the end of the year. Dov Airfield operates domestic flights in Israel, mainly between Tel Aviv and Eilat.