Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Karaismalioğlu, said, “Due to the epidemic, the number of passengers at airports has decreased significantly all over the world. Thanks to the measures we have taken, our passengers continue their travels in aviation safety and flight safety. " said.
Adil Karaismaioğlu, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that despite the restriction of aircraft flights all over the world due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, during the 4-month period of this year, an average of one aircraft passes through Turkish airspace every 27 seconds.
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the investments made in the civil aviation infrastructure and the decisions put into practice made Turkey one of the fastest developing countries in the world in this field.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that in Turkey, where only Turkish Airlines (THY) organized scheduled flights from two centers to 2002 destinations in 26, today there are flights from 7 centers to 56 destinations in total. He stated that while flying to the flight point, this number reached 2003 destinations in 2 countries with 50 airlines as of the end of last year.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that there has been a significant increase in the number of passengers traveling by plane in recent years, and reminded that there have been restrictions in air travel due to the Kovid-19 epidemic that has affected the whole world since the beginning of last year.
Karaismailoğlu, informing that the number of flights including transit overpasses in Turkish airspace during the 4 months of this year is 185 on domestic lines and 156 on international lines, Karaismailoğlu said, “In the 84-month period of this year, a total of 201 aircraft traffic was realized with overpasses in Turkey. . In other words, there was a plane crossing from Turkish airspace every 4 seconds. While the number of passengers at airports has decreased significantly all over the world due to the epidemic, thanks to the measures we have taken, our passengers continue their travels in aviation safety and flight safety. " said.
Stating that the outstanding achievements of Turkish civil aviation in the epidemic process are reflected in the reports of the world aviation authorities, Karaismailoğlu said:
“Our Istanbul Airport, which is one of the biggest investments in the history of the Republic, succeeded to be the first in Europe in passenger, aircraft and freight traffic, leaving behind many world giants. Our Istanbul Airport continues these achievements by breaking grounds. All of our other airports have also passed very good tests on epidemic measures. In addition, our country maintains these successes, while leaving Europe's leading air traffic control centers behind, taking first places in air traffic management. "