Istanbul airport sees record traffic
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Istanbul Atatürk Airport broke its record with 1,127 planes on Aug 17.Atatürk Airport broke its air traffic record Aug. 17 when a total of 1,127 planes took off and landed at the transportation hub during the end of Ramadan, according to the General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ). A total of 558 planes landed and 569 planes took off on Aug. 17, bringing 38,533 passengers to the international terminal as 38,121 passengers departed from the same terminal.
On the domestic side of the airport, 22,417 passengers arrived in Istanbul and 26,626 passengers flew out of the terminal to various domestic destinations. The Transport Ministry is planning to open a tender for a third airport in Istanbul before the end of this year.