Turkey’s airports serve over 74 million passengers
The number of total air passengers declined by 5.3 percent in the first five months of the year from a year ago.
DMHİ also reported that domestic passengers fell by 13.7 percent to 40.4 million while international passengers increased by 7.1 percent on an annual basis to 34 million.
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.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul saw a 2-percent increase in passenger traffic. In the first five months of the year, it served 8.5 million domestic passengers - a 6-percent decline on an annual basis, and 5.15 million international travelers – a 19-percent rise from a year ago.
Passenger traffic at Esenboğa Airport in the capital Ankara declined by 21 percent year-on-year to 5.79 million, data also showed. Domestic passengers declined by 23 percent to 5 million while international passengers dropped by 5 percent to 788,476.
Antalya Airport, used mostly by holidaymakers, saw a 13-percent increase in total passengers to 8.7 million.