Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport last month compared to the same period last year 2018'in international passengers 31 million 1 thousand thousand 193 increased. Since the new airport is far away, tourists prefer Sabiha Gökçen. The new airport could not catch the number of passengers at Atatürk Airport.
Passenger statistics for the first 2019 month of 6 were announced at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Istanbul's city airport. According to a statement from the airport, the total number of passengers in the first 6 month of the year increased by 3 percent 16 million 745 thousand thousand compared to the same period last year. In the first 6 month of the year, the number of domestic passengers increased by 9 percent, 10 million 398 thousand, and international passengers increased 21 percent 6 million 347 thousand. During the same period, 109 thousand 567 aircraft took off and landing.
BIG INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL LINES IN JUNE
One dayOzan Gundogdu'nun according to the news, Sabiha Gokcen Airport in June, a large increase in international passengers occurred. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen'den according to a statement, in June, according to the same period last year, the increase of 31 million 1 million 193 thousand thousand. In June, while the total number of passengers hired 9 increase 3 million 061 thousand thousand.
On the other hand, according to State Airports Authority (DHMİ) data, Istanbul New Airport, which was built as an alternative to Atatürk Airport, remained below the performance of Atatürk Airport. Istanbul Airport, which opened at the end of March, failed to catch the number of passengers caught by Atatürk Airport last year in April, May and June.
• Ataturk Airport 2018 2. Quarter passengers: 17 million 62 thousand 230
• Istanbul airport 2019. 2. Quarter passengers: 15 million 942 thousand 832
Istanbul Airport, which is below the number of passengers and opened with great hopes, did not provide the expected expectations. The new airport of the year 2. 10,2 carried less passengers per cent than Ataturk Airport, which was closed in the third quarter.
However, it was reflected in the data that passengers use Sabiha Gökçen Airport instead of Istanbul Airport.
• Sabiha Gökçen 2018 2. Quarter passengers: 8 million 411 thousand 656
• Sabiha Gökçen 2019 2. Quarter passengers: 8 million 701 thousand 119
Thus, Sabiha Gökçen's passenger number increased by 3,5 percent in the same period of the year.
UK We did not expect it to be so ”
Transportation expert Murat Akad, whom we consulted on the said data, said that this table is expected by the experts. Akad said: “This was actually a very expected result. Because it is known that Istanbul Airport is far out of the city and difficult to access compared to Ataturk Airport. The distances are long. The walking distance from the entrance of the airport to the plane is very long. In addition, the distance from the airport to the runway, which is subject to a taxi, is very long. These distances are well above average. In this case, one who uses Istanbul Airport once may not want to use it again. This is so normal. Sabiha Gökçen is the only alternative. So people are fleeing from Istanbul Airport, this is a natural reflex ”
Akad also noted that the length of service to Istanbul Airport is reflected in the number of passengers.
If you think about it, even if you are on the European side, it will be 1-1,5 hours to reach Istanbul Airport by shuttle. Therefore, even in Europe, it is difficult to choose Istanbul Airport.