Turkish civil aviation breaks another record: 150 million passengers

Minister of Transport says the number of airline passengers exceeds 150 million with 14.6 percent rise in 2013.

Turkish civil aviation breaks another record: 150 million passengers

World Bulletin / News Desk

Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Lutfi Elvan said that Turkish civil aviation broke a record with over 150 million passengers in 2013.

In an interview with AA, Elvan noted that the number of passengers who travelled by plane increased every single year, and reached its peak in 2013.

Pointing to the 10.8 percent increase in airline passenger figures in 2012 when compared to the previous year, Elvan said that this figure exceeded 150 million passengers with 14.6 percent rise in 2013.

He stated that there was 17.6 percent increase in domestic flights last year and the number of passengers reached 76.1 million.

Elvan said that international flight numbers reached 73.3 million with a rise of 11.8 percent.

Noting that with 17.2 million domestic flight passengers, Istanbul's Ataturk Airport remains on first place among other airports, Elvan said that Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the second with 11.9 million domestic flight passengers, while Ankara's Esenboga Airport is the third with 9.3 million domestic flight passengers.

Last Mod: 11 Ocak 2014, 16:56
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