Israel Airports Authority braces for mass influx of foreign dignitaries for Peres funeral

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September 28, 2016 09:25

 
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In a statement on Wednesday the Israel Airports Authority said they were completing preparations to receive heads of state, journalists and guests arriving at Ben Gurion Airport. Peres’s funeral is to be held on Friday.

According to the statement, passenger influx to Ben Gurion will reach around 95,000 people Thursday. The airport is already receiving high travel rates due to the Jewish New Year.

During Peres’s 90th birthday more than 60 aircraft of foreign delegations arrived. The IAA has activated a special command to enable increased arrival and departure capacity - estimated at 34 arrivals and departures per hour.

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