23 January 2020 - 26 Tevet 5780 - כ"ו טבת ה' אלפים תש"פ
Airline traffic surge on ChinaIsrael flights E-mail

The number of passengers passing through Israel’s BenGurion International Airport on flights from China to Israel and vice versa rose in the first quarter of 2019 by 30.3% compared to the first quarter of 2018, the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) reported.

According to the IAA report, 122,162 passengers flew between the two nations in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 93,772 in the same period last year. Last March, there were 47,519 passengers on flights between Israel and China, an increase of 25.6% compared with 37,842 in March 2018.

Of the passengers flying between Israel and China in both directions, 39,191 flew with China’s Hainan Airlines in the first quarter, up 36.3% from the same period last year (28,747 passengers). In March, 14,695 passengers travelled in the route with Hainan Airlines, up 25.9% from March 2018 (11,676 passengers). A total of 4.49 million international flight passengers travelled through Ben Gurion Airport in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 5.58% compared to the same period last year.

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