Over 20 mln passengers used Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport in first eight months of year

Over 20 mln passengers used Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport in first eight months of year

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Over 20 mln passengers used Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport in first eight months of year

The Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, hosted a total of 20.4 million passengers in the first eight months of this year, the airport’s operation company has said in a statement.

The airport, which is the second biggest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic, was used by 3.6 million passengers only in August, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc. (İSG) said in a statement on Sept. 12.

The total number of passengers at the airport, meanwhile, was recorded as 20.4 million between January and August.

The passenger increase rate rose 3 percent compared to the same period in the first eight months of last year, as the monthly passenger rate in August also saw another 3 percent increase.

The airport had hosted a total of 2.9 million passengers in August 2016 and another 19.8 million in the first eight months of last year.

İSG CEO Ersel Göral said in the statement that the airport witnessed an “intense and successful” operation period during the summer.

He added that they had seen a huge demand also in August as it was included as a month in the summer.