Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced that the number of passengers in 2021 increased by 57.4 percent compared to the previous year and reached 128 million 565 thousand 706. Pointing out that Turkey is among the countries that achieved the fastest normalization in aviation after the epidemic, Karaismailoğlu said, "We will continue to work decisively on the same path in the new year."
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu evaluated the aviation industry in 2021. Stating that air transportation is one of the sectors most affected by the epidemic, Karaismailoğlu said, “From the beginning of the epidemic, we have provided the necessary support to the aviation sector with administrative, technical and financial regulations. In order to minimize the effects of the epidemic, physical conditions at our airports were arranged according to social distance within the scope of the COVID-19 Free Airport project, and disinfection processes were continued uninterruptedly. With the measures taken and the successes in the fight against the epidemic, there was a certain level of recovery in aircraft and passenger traffic. As a result of this; Our country was among the countries that achieved the fastest normalization in aviation after the epidemic.”
2021 MILLION 1 thousand 461 AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC REALIZED IN 577
Explaining that the number of passengers increased by 2021 percent in 57.4 compared to the previous year and reached 128 million 565 thousand 706, Karaismailoğlu continued his statement as follows:
“We served 68 million 711 thousand 173 passengers on domestic lines and 59 million 676 thousand 396 passengers on international lines. The total number of passengers served with direct transit passengers increased to 128 million 565 thousand 706. Aircraft traffic landing and taking off at airports was 741 thousand 331 on domestic lines and 464 thousand 624 on international lines. Thus, a total of 1 million 461 thousand 577 aircraft traffic was realized with the overpasses. The rate of increase in aircraft traffic was 2021 percent in 38,5. In the same period, airports freight (cargo, mail and baggage) traffic; It reached a total of 699 million 592 thousand 2 tons, including 659 thousand 177 tons on domestic lines and 3 million 358 thousand 769 tons on international lines.
ISTANBUL AIRPORT HOSTS MORE THAN 37 MILLION PASSENGERS
Emphasizing that a total of 2021 thousand 280 aircraft traffic took place in 109 at Istanbul Airport, which is among the prestige projects, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu pointed out that a total of 10 million 590 thousand 203 passengers were hosted, 26 million 586 thousand 306 on domestic lines and 37 million 176 thousand 509 on international lines. pulled. Pointing to the activity at the airports in the tourism centers, Karaismailoğlu said, “The number of passengers receiving service from the airports in our tourism centers where international traffic is intense in 2021; It was 14 million 568 thousand 592 in domestic lines and 21 million 113 thousand 549 in international lines.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AGAINST THE SAME PATH IN THE NEW YEAR.
Karaismailoğlu stated that although the aviation industry had to put the brakes on during the epidemic, the recovery process accelerated thanks to the measures taken and the investments made, and that the number of active airports, which was 2003 in 26, has reached 56 as of today. Reminding that they opened the new terminal building of Gaziantep Airport at the end of the year, Karaismailoğlu stated that this number will increase to 61 with the new airports to be opened next year. Karaismailoğlu said, “We will continue to work with determination on the same path in the new year. By increasing our service quality; We will make more efforts to achieve the goals we set for the development of our country, the development of our nation, the future of our youth, and the 100th anniversary of our Republic.”