INDIA & MIDDLE EAST: Cargo at Ben Gurion up 11% in 2010

Total cargo moved in 2010 through Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport was up 11 per cent to 294,000 tonnes compared to 265,000 tonnes in 2009, according to Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The increase followed a drop of 18 per cent in 2009 and six per cent in 2008. Dani Morag, chief economist at the […]


Total cargo moved in 2010 through Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport was up 11 per cent to 294,000 tonnes compared to 265,000 tonnes in 2009, according to Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The increase followed a drop of 18 per cent in 2009 and six per cent in 2008. Dani Morag, chief economist at the civil aviation authority noted that the sharp decline in cargo movements in 2008-2009 was the result of the global recession, as well as the decline in agricultural export by air. The report noted that during 2010 the market share of air cargo moving by passenger aircraft was up to 49 per cent whereas the market share of air cargo moving by freighters operated by El Al & CAL was, for the first time, below 50 per cent. At the beginning of 2011, the Israeli freighter fleet consisted of four freighters compared to two at the beginning of 2010.