Encouraging data for the Israeli aviation industry: Company Israir The flight from the beginning of the Corona crisis About 100,000 passengers on domestic flights on the line between Ben Gurion Airport and Ramon Airport in Eilat and on rescue flights of Israelis who returned to Israel and about a thousand immigrants who immigrated.
The high figure, against the background of the shutdown of operations at El Al and Arkia, made Israir the most active airline at Ben Gurion Airport. According to data from the Israir Airports Authority, more than 22,000 passengers flew to Eilat in July, a decrease of about 33% compared to last year. At the same time, the company operated international cargo flights from Ben Gurion Airport, to destinations in Europe and even in China and India.
Meanwhile, as part of preparations for next season and assuming that the sky will open and it will be possible to hold flights and games, Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball has announced a flight agreement with Israir for the coming season. Maccabi Tel Aviv clarified that after offers were also received from international airlines, the club decided to sign with an Israeli company and direct the budget for flights to the Euroleague games. The group will fly on private charter flights and in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
“Despite the many offers we received to fly the team next season, it was clear to us from the first moment that we were going with an Israeli airline, in days of great crisis in the Israeli economy in general and aviation and aviation in particular,” noted Maccabi Tel Aviv CEO Adli Markoz “We have pledged to make an effort to match Israir to other Euroleague teams coming to Israel, hoping for good news and better days.”
Israir CEO Uri Sirkis said: “We are proud to be the national leader of the national basketball champion, who is an integral part of the Israeli experience and wish her and the country a chain of victories.”