Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the highest increase in the last 12 years was realized in the number of passengers transported by air in January, "14 million 758 thousand passengers were served in January." said.
Arslan announced the number of airlines, passengers and cargoes for the month of January.
Accordingly, Arslan stated that the number of aircraft landing and taking off at the airports in January rose to 16,2 thousand 70 with an increase of 510 percent in domestic flights compared to the same month of the previous year, and that international flights increased by 11,8 percent to 38 thousand 60.
Arslan emphasized that there was a 13,4 percent increase in overflight traffic last month, and stated that 33 overpasses took place in the month in question.
Arslan stated that the total aircraft traffic served in the airline increased by 14,3 percent to 142 thousand 430 when overhead passes are taken into account.
"Airports across Turkey in January, domestic passenger traffic increased 28,2 percent to 9 million 599 thousand 402, while international passenger traffic increased 29,4 per cent to 5 million 149 thousand 572 was. In the month in question, the total passenger traffic with direct transit passengers reached 28,5 million 14 thousand 758, with an increase of 482 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. Thus, in January, the highest passenger traffic of the last 12 years was realized. "
"Freight transport increased by 27,7 percent"
Airport (cargo, mail and baggage) traffic as of January, the domestic lines 23,3 increase in the number of 76 thousand 338 tons, 29,7 184 30 increase in international lines, explaining that the 27,7 thousand, 260 368 XNUMX XNUMX increase in total transportation increased by a total of XNUMX tons reported .
Minister Arslan, Istanbul in January, the most significant contribution to the increase in the number of passengers Ataturk, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and Ankara Esenboğa airports provide, he said.
Expressing that the passenger traffic at Istanbul Atatürk Airport increased by 22 percent to the domestic line, 1 million 598 thousand 841, and the international line increased by 34 percent to 3 million 649 thousand 134, with a total increase of 30 percent in January compared to the same month of the previous year, to 5 million 247 thousand 975. Arslan noted the following:
"Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport passenger traffic was 28 million 1 thousand 856 with a total increase of 34 percent, with an increase of 23 million 845 thousand 983 on the domestic line with an increase of 26 percent and an increase of 2 percent on the international line compared to the same month of the previous year."
"Demand for air transportation continues to increase in Ankara"
Arslan stated that the passenger traffic of Ankara Esenboğa Airport increased to 51 million 1 thousand 382 with an increase of 417 percent in the domestic line in January compared to the same month of the previous year, “The number of passengers in the international line increased by 27 thousand 169 with a total increase of 804 percent, It was 48 thousand 1. The demand for air transportation is increasing in Ankara. " said.