Record passenger traffic at Israel's Ben Gurion airport

Ben Gurion Airport

There will be an all-time record number of passengers passing through the airport today and August will be a record month.

Passenger traffic at Ben Gurion airport is beating all forecasts. There will be an all-time record number of people passing through Ben Gurion airport today as about 80,000 passengers fly in about 457 incoming and outgoing flights.

August is also expected to be a new record month for the Israeli airport with over two million passengers arriving and departing on international flights. In July passenger traffic at Ben Gurion airport was up 20% and the number of flights was up 10% compared with the corresponding months last year.

The rise in the number of passengers is due to the EU Open Skies agreement that has greatly expanded the range of carrier, and options for low-cost flights.

The Israel Airports Authority is repeatedly recommending that passengers check-in for their flights before leaving home and print out their boarding cards and get to the airport three hours before the flight.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 13, 2015

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