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Israel Tourism to Break Records this Month

Passengers to Ben-Gurion Airport hits new record of 70,000; expected to reach all time high by next high

By: Sandra Mergulhão
Published: August 19th, 2013 in Business » Israel
Ben-Gurion International Airport

As many parts of the world continue to stay occupied with financial and economic woes related to tourism, it looks like these troubles have not yet hit Israel’s lucrative travel industry.

According to Globes, Israeli records were broken as over 70,000 passengers passed through Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday, August 9, 2013, an all-time high in passenger flow.

Additionally, all eyes are on next Thursday’s numbers with passenger traffic expected to break a new record as the airport looks to witness the highest passenger traffic numbers in its history.

This increased tourism has resulted in a boost of profits for the country’s flag carrier, El Al Israel Airlines, reporting a Q2 net profit of $3.7 million compared to a Q2 net loss of $6.1 million in 2012, according to Globes.

Furthermore, the airline is looking to buy six new Boeing 737 passenger planes and has signed a deal with the US Export-Import Bank to finance the $190 million transaction. The first plane is expected to arrive in 2 months.

With consumer confidence on the rise, passengers at Ben Gurion Airport have been spending an estimated $1 million a day at the duty-free shops, Globes reports. The majority of the spenders are from the middle class who travel once every few years and want to enjoy their holiday with a "Shop Till You Drop" mindset.

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