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Monday, 24 January 2011

Monday 24th January News Record Year for Aviation, Trains Running Again

Record year for Ben Gurion Airport

2010 was a record year for Ben Gurion Airport for the number of passengers it saw passing through the airport. The airport saw 12,160,001 passengers in 2010 an increase of 9.37% over the previous year.  The number of flights also increased by 5.54% from 2009 to a total of 95,170.

El Al was the busiest airline with 3.8 million passengers, followed by Lufthansa with Continental Airlines the busiest airline from North America.  The fastest growing airlines were Easy Jet and US Airways.

The US was the largest market with  more than 1.5 million passengers a 10% increase over the year.  Further figures can be found at the Jerusalem Post.

Israel Railway

Following the fire on the Israel Railway the trains were declared following an investigation according to Haaretz and the train service returned to normal yesterday.

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