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Record number of passengers in airport today

Ben Gurion Airport willl see 80,000 people pass through its terminals today on nearly 460 flights – a record number.

The Israel Airport Authority assesses that some 2 million passengers will pass through the airport in August – the largest number of passengers to come and go in a single month ever recorded.

According to Israel Radio, the increase in air traffic is largely due to the Open Skies agreement, which increased the number of carriers whose airplanes land in Ben Gurion and lowered the cost of flights.

Illustrative photo of an El Al flight taking off at Ben Gurion Airport. (photo credit: Moshe Shai/Flash90/File)
Illustrative photo of an El Al flight taking off at Ben Gurion Airport. (Moshe Shai/Flash90/File)

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