In July, 2,180,738 passengers were recorded passing through Ben Gurion Airport, reflecting a 13.2 percent increase on July 2016. Furthermore, passenger traffic has risen by 17 percent since the start of 2017 and estimates point to about 4.5 million passengers passing through the airport during the peak travel months of summer. According to the Israel Civil Aviation Authority report on the economic aspects of aviation, traffic at Ben Gurion Airport grew by 8.5 percent between 2012-2016, 2.5 percent more than the increase in global aviation