Istanbul’s airports hit all-time record
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyIstanbul’s airports have broken their all-time air traffic records on the last day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Atatürk Airport broke its air traffic record Aug. 11 when a total of 1,245 planes took off and landed at the transportation hub, according to the General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ).
A total of 1,245 planes landed and took off between midnight Aug. 10 and midnight Aug. 11, bringing 145,000 passengers to the terminals.
Atatürk Airport’s last air traffic record was on Aug. 2 with 1,216 planes landing and taking off, carrying 138,000 passengers.
However, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located in Istanbul’s Asian side, also broke its air traffic record Aug. 11 when a total of 553 planes took off and landed, bringing 71,200 passengers to the terminals.