Turkey’s national flag-carrier Turkish Airlines carried more than a million passengers to and from Israel in 2017, the Israel Airports Authority has said.
According to its report, the total number of passengers of Turkey’s flag-carrier in Israel rose by 9.5 percent year-on-year in 2017.
Turkish Airlines became the first foreign airline company to surpass the 1 million mark in Israel besides its own national carrier, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily said.
According to the newspaper, there are nine flights between Istanbul and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport daily.
The Israel Airports Authority said Turkey topped the list of countries with 133,714 passengers, 9.56 percent of the country’s total international passenger traffic.
“The destination with the highest volume of activity was Istanbul Ataturk Airport with a total of 82,396 passengers to and from, an increase of 29.25 percent compared to the previous December,” it added.