Turkey’s airports hit 12-year record in passenger traffic
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The number of international passengers jumped 29.4 percent year-on-year to reach nearly 5.15 million in the month, while around 9.6 million people took domestic flights, up almost 28.2 percent during the same period, he stressed.
He said Turkish airports served over 142,000 planes in January, 14.3 percent more than the same month in 2017.
The total amount of air cargo in January also ballooned 27.7 percent to reach over 260,000 tons, he highlighted.
He underlined that the number of passengers passing through Atatürk, Sabiha Gökçen, and Esenboğa airports rose 30 percent, 26 percent, and 48 percent, respectively, year-on-year in January.
These three airports served over 9.5 million passengers during the month, he added.
In 2017, 193 million passengers passed through Turkish airports on 1.5 million planes.