Passenger traffic at Ben-Gurion rises 1.4%

Ben-Gurion Airport handled 12.4 million passengers in 2012, 1.4 percent more than in 2011, the Israel Airports Authority reported Sunday. The airport handled 89,700 takeoffs and landings in 2012, 0.6% fewer than in 2011. Domestic passenger traffic fell 2.5% from 2011 to 733,000 in 2012.
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. was the top carrier at Ben-Gurion Airport in 2012, carrying 4.09 million passengers, 2% more than in 2011. The carrier’s market share was unchanged, at 33%. Arkia Airlines Ltd. was in second place, carrying 466,000 international passengers in 2012, 17% fewer than in 2011.
Lufthansa was in the third place, carrying 428,000 passengers in 2012, 7% fewer than in 2011.
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