Air Transport World

Middle East.(World Airline Traffic Statistics)

1.85% of world passengers

2.18% of world RPKs

2.90% of world FTKs

Arkia Israeli: The Israeli regional carrier reported to IACA that passenger boardings were up 10.8% to 822,200 and RPKs climbed 11.2% to 231.6 million in 1995.

El Al: Excellent traffic growth marked 1995 at Israel's national carrier. Passenger boardings jumped 18% to 2,928,804, RPKs climbed 17.2% to 11.7 billion and FTKs surged 13.7% to 1.18 billion.

El Al reported a net profit of $15 million on a 17.5% rise in revenues to $1.2 billion. It introduced service to Milan, Newark and Los Angeles last year (see article, page 29).

Emirates: The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates had another good year. …

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