Ben Gurion airport set to break passenger numbers this summer

Nearly 6 million passengers are expected to pass through Israel's main airport in the next two months


Travellers at Ben Gurion International Airport where flights were being delayed, ad the workers of the airport went on strike, in a protest against the judicial overhaul proposed by the government, on March 27, 2023. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ???"? ???? ?????

Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport is preparing for record traffic this summer with a return to pre-covid passenger numbers.

Israel’s Transportation Ministry reported that it expects nearly 6 million passengers will pass through Israel in July-August 2023. Israel’s Airports Authority is preparing for the summer season in Israel, which is expected to exceed the records set in 2019, before the covid pandemic

In July, 2.7 million passengers are expected to pass through the airport on international flights, an increase of 4 per cent over the 2019 record, while in the month of August, the expected figure is 2.8 million.

According to the Israel Airport Authority, they've begun extensive preparation for the summer including a massive hiring spree and reinforcing management presence across the airport.

In addition, a new “family patrol” will operate in the passenger halls and airport authority teams will facilitate the security check for families with children. Families with children will be able to send one representative to the check-in desks, while the family can wait in one of the cafes throughout the terminal.

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