In the first half of 2017 the number of passengers passing through the airport. Ben-Gurion, increased by 17.9% compared to data for the same period last year. On Sunday, 9 July, Calcalist reported, citing data provided by airport Management.
For the first half of 2017 through the airport. Ben-Gurion passed 8.6 million passengers in the first half of 2016 7.3 million in June of this year the main air gateway of Israel missed 1.8 million passengers. This is 20.8% more than in June last year.
The greatest number of passengers – 2.6 million since the beginning of the year carried the airline «El al». In second place is Turkish Airlines c 457 thousand passengers. The third position is the low-cost carrier EasyJet, which carried 386 thousand passengers.
Among the most popular among the Israelites directions in the first place is Istanbul, capital of Turkey. In this city, flew 427 thousand Israelis. Often, however, Istanbul was not the ultimate goal of the journey. In second place is France, which went to 404 thousand Israelis, on the third – Moscow. In the Russian capital flew 373 thousand Israelis.