The Israel Airports Authority expects 4 million passengers to pass through Ben-Gurion International Airport during the summer of 2016, giving advanced warning to travelers that there will be long lines and delays.
Based on this number, approximately 85,000 passengers will pass through the airport daily, totaling 1.8 million passengers in July and 2 million in August. There was an increase of 8% in passenger traffic in the airport in June, numbering about 1.5 million. The busiest days at the airport are Thursdays and Sundays.
As a result, the airport authority strongly advises travelers to allow additional time for check-in and advises travelers to get a biometric passport, which permits using the automated border control process and avoids waiting on a long border control line. Additional ground services personnel will be working in the summer months along with an enlarged security force.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)