Ben Gurion Gears Up for High Holy Days

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CBNNews.com - TEL AVIV, Israel - Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport expects to service some 870,000 passengers over the fall holidays, a 10 percent increase over last year.

Judaism's High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah (literally, "Head of the Year," referred to as the New Year), Yom Kippur (Day or Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Booths) -- are traditional family times, which can mean Israelis traveling to family abroad or family members outside the country visiting their Israeli families.

The busiest days will be September 28, two days before Rosh Hashanah, October 2, 5 before Yom Kippur, October 12 before Sukkot and October16, during Sukkot.

Israel Airports Authority chairman Ovadia Eli said extra staff will be on duty to help holiday travelers move through security and other pre- and post-travel processes as smoothly as possible.

Most Israeli hotels are at 90 percent occupancy for the holidays.

Source: YNet news

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