During August three peak days were recorded in which 60,000 passengers passed through the airport on each day
Israel Airports Authority (IAA) announced on September 1st that 1.42 million passengers passed through Ben Gurion International Airport in August 2009, up 6% from August 2008. This was an all-time record for one month.
The August record in passengers passing through the airport reversed a downward trend. In July 1.166 million passengers passed through the airport, down 2.7% from July 2008. In July and August, 2,588,373 travelers passed through Ben Gurion Airport.
During August three peak days were recorded in which 60,000 passengers passed through the airport on each day. On four other busy days there were 55,000 passengers per day. In terms of aircraft traffic, the busiest day was August 27 when there were 359 flights.
The most popular destination during July and August 2009 with 295,711 outgoing passengers was Turkey, closely followed by the US, Germany (211,445), France (201,520) and Italy (188,451).