Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport experienced a 19.7 percent upsurge in the number of passengers in 2015, becoming the fastest-growing airport in its class in Europe, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe's data revealed.
According to the statement released by Sabiha Gökçen International Airport's media department, this growth figure made the airport "the fastest-growing" one for seven consecutive years since 2009.
According to ACI data, Sabiha Gökçen Airport advanced to the 14th position in 2015 from 81st in 2008 in terms of the number of passengers. It also experienced the highest increase in the number of passengers in 2015 among other Turkish airports cited on the list.
Gökhan Buğday, the CEO of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment, Development and Operation Inc. (ISG), which operates the airport's terminal, extended his thanks to all staff and passengers who made this success possible.
He said the airport already went beyond its aim of attracting 25 million passengers in 2015, adding that seven years of such success in a row is a source of pride for Turkish civil aviation abroad.