Turkey Becomes the Country with the World's Largest Flight Network in Civil Aviation

Turkey Becomes the Country with the World's Largest Flight Network in Civil Aviation
Turkey Becomes the Country with the World's Largest Flight Network in Civil Aviation

Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, made an assessment on the occasion of December 7, International Civil Aviation Day. Expressing that they have been carrying out effective studies within the framework of aviation policy since 2002 in order to utilize this advantage in Turkey, which has the potential to be the transit center of the world, Karaismailoğlu stated that Turkey has shown a growth performance above the world average thanks to the investments made in aviation and the regulations in this field. Pointing out that they set out with the slogan "Life begins when it arrives", Karaismailoğlu said:

“We have assumed the leading role in Eurasia with the effective, active and planned investments carried out in aviation policy for 20 years. As a result of agreements and negotiations, we added 2003 new destinations to 50 international destinations in 60 countries in 282. As of November 2022, we have increased our flight network to 130 destinations in 342 countries. We have transformed Turkish civil aviation into the country with the largest flight network in the world.”

Karaismailoğlu reminded that they increased the number of airports from 26 to 57 during this period, and that they offered many airports, especially Istanbul, Rize-Artvin, Yeni Tokat, Ordu-Giresun airports, to the service of citizens. Emphasizing that the number of domestic destinations is supported by cross flights, Karaismailoğlu said, "We almost covered the Turkish airspace with airline networks." used the phrase.

Karaismailoğlu stated that they have achieved great increases in the capacity in the aviation sector with the investments they have made, and that the number of aircraft, which was 2003 in 162, increased by 2022 percent to 265 as of November 592. Karaismailoğlu noted that the seat capacity increased from 304 thousand 27 to 599 thousand 111 with an increase of 523 percent in the same period, while the cargo capacity increased from 783 tons to 303 thousand 2 tons with an increase of 676 percent.


Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the total air traffic across the country increased by 16,2 percent to 147 thousand 937 in November, and that the passenger traffic reached 21,4 million 13 thousand with an increase of 565 percent. Pointing out that the total number of aircraft that landed and took off from Istanbul Airport in November was 36 thousand 996, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they hosted 5 million 518 thousand passengers at this airport last month.

Karaismailoğlu stated that in the January-November period, the aircraft traffic arriving and departing from the airports was 729 thousand 558 on domestic lines and 651 thousand 716 on international lines, so that a total of 1 million 738 thousand 608 aircraft traffic was reached with overpasses. Pointing out that the total air traffic increased by 29,3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, Karaismailoğlu said that in the 11-month period, domestic passenger traffic increased by 15,2 percent to 72 million 651 thousand, and international passenger traffic increased by 75,5 percent to 96 million 423 thousand. recorded.

Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the number of passengers they host with transit passengers increased by 43,4 percent and reached 169 million 450 thousand.


Karaismailoğlu stated that a total of 11 thousand 100 aircraft traffic, 950 thousand 287 on domestic lines and 511 thousand 388 on international lines, took place at Istanbul Airport in the 461-month period, 14 million 775 thousand on domestic lines, 44 million 288 thousand on international lines, a total of 59 million 64 thousand. He stated that the passenger preferred Istanbul Airport. Karaismailoğlu stated that while a total of 89 thousand 245 aircraft traffic, 93 thousand 613 on domestic lines and 182 thousand 858 on international lines, took place at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, a total of 28 million 71 thousand passenger traffic was carried out. Pointing out that the sector most affected by the epidemic in the world is aviation, Karaismailoğlu stated that Turkey is almost the only country that has recovered the fastest and offers uninterrupted service after the epidemic.

Karaismailoğlu stated that the data of international organizations also confirm these, and noted that Istanbul Airport's ranking in the first place in the European passenger traffic ranking last year is the best proof of this success.

Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that domestic passenger traffic, which was 2003 million 9 thousand in 147 with the increase in airway capacity, increased by 2021 percent to 648 million 68 thousand at the end of 466, and international passenger traffic increased by 136 percent from 25 million 296 thousand to 59 million 690 thousand. He added that the total passenger traffic, which was 34, increased by 444 percent to 273 million.

Günceleme: 07/12/2022 16:26

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