Istanbul Airport served over 5 mln passengers in May
Istanbul Airport served more than 5 million passengers in May, the operator of the airport, İGA, has announced.
In May, the airport hosted a total of 35,696 flights with 5,228,447 passengers, İGA said in a tweet on June 1.
It added that 3.4 million sets of luggage were also delivered in the month.
“Some 2.6 million passengers arrived at the airport, while another 2.64 million travelers departed from Istanbul Airport,” İGA detailed.
The operator said in separate tweet that the airport hosted 180,713 passengers on May 31 ahead of the extended the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The new mega Istanbul Airport, whose first phase officially opened last fall, took over air traffic from the former main Atatürk Airport on April 6.
With a full capacity of 200 million passengers annually after the completion of all four phases with six runways by 2028, Istanbul Airport is set to become a global aviation hub hosting more than 100 airlines and flights to over 300 destinations around the world.
The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) reported in May that Istanbul Airport welcomed 4.7 million passengers and served 29,492 planes in January-April.