Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Loses 200 Flights Due to Israel Conflict

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Loses 200 Flights Due to Israel Conflict
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Based on data from, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport’s average movements have dropped by 200 flights due to the ongoing conflict in Israel.

Despite the increases in services by home carrier El Al, this hasn’t been enough to counter any drop in movements going in and out of the airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Loses 200 Flights Due to Israel Conflict…

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Loses 200 Flights Due to Israel Conflict
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For this week (October 17-24), movements at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport are expected to drop by 28.64% to 319 movements.

This will be 128 movements short of last year’s statistics, and 176 short of pre-COVID levels recorded in 2019, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data regarding movement numbers at the airport. You will be able to see the difference within this table:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
September 19-26527 movements457 movements536 movements+17.29%
September 26-October 3511 movements462 movements547 movements+18.40%
October 3-10431 movements426 movements546 movements+28.17%
October 10-17510 movements391 movements341 movements-12.79%

Within the table, you can see exactly where the drop began, which was a few days after the conflict began, with airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Delta and others cancelling services as a result.

All eyes will be on the statistics to see if we see any further decreases in these numbers moving forward.

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