Turkey’s Antalya sees 47 percent drop in international flight passengers
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
AA photoThe number of international flight passengers has dropped by 47 percent in the southern resort province of Antalya amid security concerns, according to statistics from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ).
A total of 3,902,781 international flight passengers arrived at Antalya in the first quarter of the year, marking a drop of 47 percent from the first six months of 2016, when the figure was 7,418,383.
The overall number of international flight passengers in Turkey was 31,312,177, a drop of 11.9 percent from 35,552,204 last year, according to the DHMİ data.
Antalya International Airport witnessed a 32 percent loss in its number of passengers, while Muğla’s Dalaman Airport saw a 25 percent drop and the Milas-Bodrum Airport saw a 13 percent drop.
Antalya’s second airport, Gazipaşa, witnessed a 25 percent drop in the number of passengers.
However, the number of domestic flight passengers increased by nine percent in the first six months of the year, reaching 49,223,699 passengers, according to data.
According to overall passenger statistics, Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport increased its number of passengers by 0.2 percent, Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport increased by 12 percent, Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport increased by seven percent and İzmir’s Adnan Menderes Airport increased by two percent.