Data from RadarBox.com highlights that El Al Airlines’ flight movements have spiked in the wake of putting on additional flights due to the ongoing conflict in Israel.
As we approach a week since the conflict began, we are beginning to see an uptick in the number of flights being provided by the airline.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
El Al Flight Movements Spike in the Wake of Israel Conflict…
For October 10-17, El Al Israel Airlines has operated 145 flights, based on a seven day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
This is 116.42% higher than the same period last year, and is 58 movements higher than pre-pandemic levels recorded in 2019.
To establish where the uptick in movements are, below is the last four weeks’ worth of data based on the carrier’s movement averages:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|September 12-19||108 movements||90 movements||91 movements||+1.11%|
|September 19-26||100 movements||89 movements||100 movements||+12.36%|
|September 26-October 3||80 movements||86 movements||101 movements||+17.44%|
|October 3-10||71 movements||67 movements||116 movements||+73.13%|
What we can see from the data is that the percentage increases for October 3-10 and 10-17 are far higher than in the previous three weeks, which highlights the extra flights El Al Israel Airlines has put on in the wake of the ongoing conflict.
Additional flights to the likes of Athens, Larnaca and other destinations close by to Tel Aviv have been very present in the last week as many people try to flee the country, and have even seen equipment upgrades from the Boeing 737-800 being converted into the 777 and 787 aircraft due to the heavy demand experienced.
All eyes will be on the data for next week when this comes in as it will be interesting to see whether such numbers will spike further.
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