B-G passengers up 3.7% in '06

Some 8.816 million passengers passed through Terminal-3 at Ben-Gurion Airport in 2006 representing a rise of 3.66 percent over 2005, the Israel Airports Authority said this week.

By AVI KRAWITZ
January 3, 2007 07:41

Some 8.816 million passengers passed through Terminal-3 at Ben-Gurion Airport in 2006 representing a rise of 3.66 percent over 2005, the Israel Airports Authority said this week. Approximately 4.398 million international travelers landed at the airport during the year while 4.418 million flew out of the country. The IAA said its count of flights rose 8.8% over 2005 as 67,766 planes operated in and out of the airport. Among the airlines, El Al had a 40.6% market share on the Tel Aviv route while Lufthansa was the busiest foreign airline with 4.16% share followed by Continental Airlines with 3.96% of the traffic. Israir flew 3.85% of the total passengers and Arkia 3.85%, the IAA said.


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