More than 2.75M passengers travel at Turkish airports in June as flights start

With the easing of COVID-19-related steps, Turkey gradually restarted domestic flights on June 1, while international flights started to various countries on June 11

Over 2.75 million passengers traveled through airports across Turkey in June, a month that marked the resumption of domestic and international flights after planes were grounded for more than two months due to COVID-19.

The number of passengers on domestic flights exceeded over 2.4 million in June, while the airports also served 346,448 international passengers, data by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) showed last week.The figure stood at 20.6 million in the same month of 2019.

With the easing of COVID-19-related steps, Turkey gradually restarted domestic flights on June 1, while international flights started to various countries on June 11.

Overall, the number of air passengers from January through June, including transit passengers, totaled around 36.49 million, the data said. Around 21.9 million passengers were served on domestic flights and around 14.5 million on international flights.

Istanbul Airport served almot 13 milllion passengers in 6 months

The figure was down from 95 million passengers in the same period last year due to travel restrictions to stem the COVID-19’s spread.

Turkish airports served 55,814 planes including overflights last month. The same figure reached 464,297 from January through June, the data showed.

The new Istanbul Airport served 12.9 million passengers and 96,253 planes during the first six months of the year with some 604,662 passengers traveling through the airport in June.

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