Crossing Israel’s airspace registered a significant increase

In the summer of 2022, approximately 115 flights cross the skies of Israel a day on their way from west to east and east to west, in addition to aircraft traffic of between 450-600 commercial flights a day in Israel

Crossing Israel's airspace registered a significant increase An increase in the number of flights in Israel’s airspace. Photography Depositphotos

The crossing of Israeli airspace increased in 2022 (until the end of July) by 226% relative to the corresponding period in 2021.
Since the beginning of the year, over 86,393 international commercial flights have passed through Israeli airspace.

CEO of the network Hagai Topolansky He noted that: “The expansion of the service to the Gulf countries and the management of Israel’s spatial air control area is expanding. Israel’s crossing flights today make up a high percentage of the airspace of the State of Israel. With the help of regional cooperation and cooperation with Israel, we are improving the service even for planes departing from Ben Gurion and integrating into the movement of planes in the skies of the Middle East.

In the summer of 2022, about 115 flights cross the skies of Israel a day on their way from west to east and east to west, in addition to aircraft traffic of between 450-600 commercial flights a day in Israel.

The opening of the skies in the Abraham Accords and the rapid exit from the Corona period also led to a dramatic increase in the number of planes crossing Israel from east to west and west to east on their way from Jordan, to the Far East and the Persian Gulf to Europe and North America and back.

The overwhelming majority of the flights flying in Israel’s airspace are the flights that take off and land at Ben Gurion Airport – about 66,722 thousand flights (until the end of July). The rest of the 19,671 international commercial flights that flew in Israeli airspace are flights crossing Israel’s airspace.

Permits for commercial flights to fly within the territory of the state are managed by the flight inspectors of the Airports Authority who manage civil air traffic in all of Israel’s airspace, the flights joining and departing from Israel from the west and east and the flights crossing the area from the Cypriot control unit – Through the Israeli space – under the management, supervision and control of the civil control units of the Airports Authority – to the Jordanian control space and as above in the opposite direction.

In 2022, approximately 18 million passengers are expected to pass through Ben Gurion Airport. Since the beginning of the year, over 10 million passengers have passed through 76,495 international flights.

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