Turkish airports host 82M air passengers in 2020
Coronavirus slashes number of passengers through Turkish airports by 61% on annual basis
The number of passengers through Turkish airports – including transit passengers – reached 81.7 million in 2020, according to the country’s airport authority on Thursday.
The figure fell by 61% from the previous year, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to worldwide travel restrictions, border shutdowns, and an overall drop in consumer demand, the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) said.
Domestic passenger numbers shrank 50.3% year-on-year to 49.7 million in 2020, while 32 million passengers took international flights, down 71% in the same period.
Turkish airports served more than 1 million planes including overflights last year, down from 2.03 million in 2019.
Data showed that cargo traffic fell 30% on an annual basis to 2.4 million tons in 2020.
Istanbul Airport was the busiest airport in the country, welcoming 23.4 million passengers and serving some 185,642 planes last year.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.