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Turkish Airlines is the most popular international airline in Israel

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Turkish Airlines flew more passengers to and from Israel than any other foreign airline in 2014, for the second year in a row, according to a report recently released by the Israel Airports Authority.

Some 690,000 passengers flew with Turkish Airlines in or out of Ben-Gurion International Airport last year, a 19 percent increase over 2013, when 582,800 passengers flew Turkish to or from the Tel Aviv-area airport.

Lufthansa was second after Turkish Airlines, with 385,000 passengers last year, 4.8 percent more than 2013. EasyJet follows Lufthansa with 380,000, with 87.5 percent increase compared to 2013.

Israel’s flag carrier, El Al, remains the largest carrier overall, with about 4.6 million passengers departing or arriving the airport last year. With its 4.6 million passengers, El Al saw an 8.6 percent growth in passenger volume in 2014 compared to 2013.

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