More than 860,000 passengers on 6,288 international flights passed through Ben-Gurion Airport last month, making June the airport's busiest month this year. The numbers represented a five percent increase in international travel over the same month last year. An additional 39,318 passengers arrived at and departed from Ben-Gurion on domestic flights, according to the Israel Airports Authority - a decrease of 3.7% against the same period in 2006.
In total, just over 900,000 passengers flew in and out of Ben-Gurion in June, putting the total for the first half of 2007 at 4,403,249. The June figures keep the airport on pace to process an estimated 9.24 million travelers this year, the highest number of any year except 2000.
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