Number of passengers up 52 pc at Istanbul's Asian side airport

Number of passengers who used Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul's Asian side increased by 52 percent in 2009 up to 6.6 million, the airport's operator said Monday.

Number of passengers up 52 pc at Istanbul's Asian side airport

Number of passengers who used Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul's Asian side increased by 52 percent in 2009 up to 6.6 million, the airport's operator said Monday.

The number of domestic passengers reached some 4.5 million which marked a 63 percent increase over 2008, and the number of international passengers was up to 2.9 million with a 33.4 percent increase over 2008.

The number of airliners landed at and took off from the Sabiha Gokcen, the second largest airport in Istanbul, was also up by 35.5 percent to reach at nearly 61 thousand.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport's new international terminal building opened in October. The airport is operated by a multi-national consortium of Turkey's Limak Holding (LİMAK), GMR Infrastructure (GMR) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB).

The consortium won the management rights of the airport for 20 years on May 1, 2008 in return for 1.9 billion Euros.


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