According to the information collected on the website of the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), the increase in the number of passengers at the airports of Istanbul, where in the period January-September this year a total of 70 million is 124 thousand 741 people traveled , was calculated as 27 million 487 thousand 713.
Passenger traffic, which has declined dramatically around the world and in Turkey during the Covid-19 epidemic, has continued to increase rapidly since the beginning of this year.
Turkish civil aviation, which has overcome the negative impact of the epidemic with the measures taken last year, has also started an upward trend in terms of air traffic and passenger density. The increase that started in January 2022 continued for 9 months without interruption.
Compared to last year, this period saw a significant increase in passenger numbers at Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen airports. While the increase in both domestic and international routes continued with the arrival of the tourist season during the period, the increase continued into September, which is considered the end of the tourist season.
MORE THAN 47.5 MILLION PASSENGERS FLY AT ISTANBUL AIRPORT
In the period January-September of this year, 47 million 571 thousand 888 passengers used Istanbul Airport. 12 million 186 thousand 749 of these passengers traveled on domestic lines and 35 million 385 thousand 139 on international lines.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, passenger numbers increased by 62 percent on domestic flights and 102 percent on international flights.
It was calculated that there was an increase of 22 million 542 thousand 275 at Istanbul Airport, where 25 million 29 thousand 619 passengers traveled in the same period last year, compared to the previous year. It was found that the number of passengers increased by 90 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS TAKE OFF IN SABIHA GÖKÇEN
In the period January-September of this year, 11 million 388 thousand 792 passengers flew from Sabiha Gökçen Airport on domestic flights and 11 million 164 thousand 61 passengers on international flights. In total, 22 million 552 thousand 853 people used this airport.
In the 9-month period of 2021, a total of 17 million 606 thousand 962 passengers, 11 million 961 thousand 91 domestic and 5 million 645 thousand 871 international passengers were received at this airport.
While the number of passengers at Sabiha Gökçen Airport in the period January-September this year decreased by 572 thousand 299 in domestic flights, it increased by 5 million 518 thousand 190 in international flights. Accordingly, passenger numbers decreased by 5 percent on domestic flights and increased by 98 percent on international lines.
In the 9 months of this year, a total of 70 million 124 thousand 741 people traveled from Istanbul airports, 23 million 575 thousand 541 on domestic lines and 46 million 549 thousand 200 on international lines.
It was calculated that the number of passengers flying from Istanbul, which reached 42 million 637 thousand 28 in the period January-September last year, increased by 27 million 487 thousand 713 people in the same period of this year.
NUMBER OF FLIGHTS CONTINUES TO INCREASE
In the 9 months of this year, the number of passengers and flights at Istanbul airports continues to increase.
In the period January-September of this year, 82 thousand 368 domestic flights and 231 thousand 410 flights were made at Istanbul Airport, while the total number of flights was calculated at 313,000 778.
At the airport, where a total of 192 thousand 914 flights were made in the 9 months of 2021, an increase of 120 thousand 864 has been calculated compared to the same period of this year. It was calculated that the number of flights increased by about 63 percent compared to last year.
FLIGHTS BY 61 PERCENT MORE IN SABIHA GÖKÇEN
In the 9 months of this year, a total of 148 thousand 724 flights, 73 thousand 100 domestic and 75 thousand 624 international flights were organized at Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
In the same period of 2021, a total of 129 thousand 378 flights were operated from the airport, while the increase in flights was recorded as 19 thousand 346.
During this period, 11,345 domestic flights, 9,480 international flights and a total of 20,825 flights were made at Atatürk Airport during this period. In the same period last year, a total of 31 thousand 65 flights were made at Atatürk Airport.
Statistics show that in the period January-September of this year, 483 thousand 327 flights were made from Istanbul airports, and 353,000 357 flights in the same period last year.
For example, the number of flights in the 9 months of this year increased by 129 thousand 970 compared to the same period of the previous year. The number of flights operated has increased by 37 percent compared to the same period last year.