As we pass one month since the conflict in Israel began, let’s take a look how this has caused a significant reduction in flights out of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport.
Using data from RadarBox.com, we will examine the data surrounding movement statistics, as well as pinpointing where this significant reduction began.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Looking at The Reduction In Flights From Tel Aviv Ben Gurion…
For October 31-November 7, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport recorded 141 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
This represents a significant decrease of 66.90% compared to the same period last year, and is 289 movements less than the same period in 2019, known as the pre-pandemic era.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data from the airport, which covers the entirety of the conflict in Israel:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|October 3-10||431 movements||426 movements||546 movements||+28.17%|
|October 10-17||510 movements||391 movements||341 movements||-12.79%|
|October 17-24||495 movements||447 movements||213 movements||-52.35%|
|October 24-31||445 movements||444 movements||144 movements||-67.57%|
What we can see from the data is that Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport suffered a dramatic reduction in flights as airlines began to pull out from the region as the conflict unfolded and repatriation of foreign citizens ended.
El Al Israel Airlines remains the main carrier now to perform flights out of Tel Aviv, with all eyes to see how much further this will reduce.
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