Sabiha Gokcen Airport experiences record passenger numbers

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport handled a total of 2,038,912 domestic and international passengers in August.

Sabiha Gokcen Airport experiences record passenger numbers

World Bulletin / News Desk

A record-breaking number of passengers passed through Sabiha Gokcen Airport last month.

The airport handled a total of 11,957,704 travellers in the first 8 months of 2013, up 20% on the same period last year. 

The airport also recorded its busiest-ever August, handling 2,038,912 domestic and international passengers, up 35% on the same month last year.

Noting that the number of passengers has kept increasing daily since the opening of a new terminal in 2009, Chief Executive Gokhan Bugday said: "Domestic passenger numbers went up 16%, while international passenger numbers increased by 29%. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport aims to be among the fastest growing airports of Europe and the world in 2013 just like in 2009, 2010 and 2012."

Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2013, 18:13
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