Despite threats of a boycott on Turkey made by Israeli travelers, many Israelis are still spending the Passover holiday there.
The land of the all-inclusive vacation deals is among the leading destinations for Passover, as it has been in years past, along with the US, Italy, Germany, and France, according to Israel Airports Authority data on expected arrivals and departures for the holiday.
According to the IAA, some 555,000 travelers will pass through Ben Gurion Airport on some 3,500 flights. The projected figures for this year show a 19% increase in travelers and a 13% increase in airline traffic versus Passover 2009.
Passenger traffic in and out of Ben-Gurion Airport is expected to be on Thursday April 8, when some 48,000 travelers on some 300 flights are projects to pass through the terminal. Other expected high traffic days are March 28 with 47,000 project travelers, April 1 with 47,000 projected travelers, and April 4 with 45,000 projected travelers.