Record Number of Passengers Expected to Travel Abroad During Pesach Season

Travelers at Terminal 3, Ben Gurion International Airport. (Avshalom Sassoni/FLASH90/File)

A record number of passengers are scheduled to fly abroad during the Pesach season, breaking the previous record from the time prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yediot reported last week.

Some 1.1 million people are expected to pass through Ben Gurion airport, which is an increase of 18% compared to the previous record in 2019.

According to data released by the Israel Airports Authority (IAA), more than 100 airlines will take off from Ben Gurion Airport in April to about 180 destinations worldwide. The most popular destinations are Turkey, Greece, the United States, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates.

The IAA draws its data from the airlines that operate flights at Ben Gurion airport and the data includes the total planned flight schedule and the number of passengers six months ahead.

During April, the airport will be extremely crowded throughout the day, so the recommendation is not to arrive more than three hours before the flight and check in from home – if at all possible.

Despite the high amount of travelers during Pesach, travel agencies reported that they expected a greater increase.

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