All Air Traffic Will STOP On Yom Kippur At Ben-Gurion International Airport

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All Air Traffic Will STOP On Yom Kippur At Ben-Gurion International Airport

September 17, 2018 11:00 pm

 

On Tuesday, erev Yom Kippur 5779, air traffic in Ben-Gurion International Airport will halt. Incoming flights halt at 1:40PM, and the last takeoff is scheduled for 1:55PM, an El Al flight. With that takeoff, the international airport will be closed for the holy day.

On motzei Yom Kippur, the first flight will land at 9:30PM and the first takeoff is scheduled for 11:30PM.

Subcribe to The Jewish Link Eblast

On Monday, 8 Tishrei, 90,000 travelers passed through the airport on 543 flights. On Tuesday, erev Yom Kippur, that figure is 84,000 passengers on 314 flights.

On erev Sukkos, 84,000 passengers are expected on international flights. During the Sukkos vacation, airport officials report 650,000 passengers will pass through the airport. On a total of 3,870 international flights.

September will continue the sharp increase in passenger traffic at Ben-Gurion International Airport with over 2.2 million passengers in 14,000 international flights, a 17% increase in passenger traffic and it will total over 2.2 million passengers at Ben-Gurion Airport.

The most popular destinations in September are: Greece, Turkey (transit country), Ukraine, Italy, and Russia.

The Airports Authority advises Ben-Gurion passengers to check in for a flight from the home at the airline’s website or at the Ben-Gurion International Airport site, and for passengers to use automatic passageways for biometric passport holders. Therefore, it is recommended that one obtains a biometric passport.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

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