Turkiye, Economy

Istanbul Airport shoulders 25% of Turkey's air traffic

Mega-airport welcomes one in four passengers traveling through airports in Turkey last year

Izzet Taskiran   | 20.01.2020
Istanbul Airport shoulders 25% of Turkey's air traffic


Istanbul Airport hosted 25% of total passengers traveling through Turkey in 2019, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the country's airport authority on Monday.

Leaving a busy year behind, Istanbul Airport welcomed some 52.6 million air passengers, data released by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) showed.

Some 326,713 commercial flights were made from the mega-airport last year, constituting 21% of the national total.

Istanbul Airport officially opened on Oct. 29, 2018, the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey and took over air traffic from Ataturk Airport on April 6, 2019.

Turkish airports saw 209.09 million air passengers -- including transit passengers -- in 2019, down by 0.9% compared to the previous year.

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