Total passenger traffic, including direct transits, reached 164.8 million in the first 10 months of the year with an increase of 10.1 percent compared to the same period last year. The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) announced aircraft, passenger and freight statistics for October.
In October, aircraft traffic at airports in Turkey stood at 80,396 flights with an increase of 0.8 percent in domestic flights at 54,658 and an increase of 3.6 percent in international flights compared to the same month of the previous year. Total air traffic, including overflights, increased 3.6 percent to 172,862. In October, the number of domestic passengers increased 8.3 percent to 9.7 million and the number of international passengers rose 15.7 percent to 8 million. Thus, including direct transit passengers, the number of passengers rose to 17.8 million with an increase of 11.4 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.
Freight traffic at airports (cargo, mail and baggage) was 74,979 tons for domestic flights with an increase of 5.3 percent and 236,439 tons for international flights with an increase of 11.4 percent, a net increase of 9.9 percent, 311,418 tons.
Air traffic was 768,825 flights with an increase of 2.8 percent on domestic routes and at 512,164 with an increase of 3.5 percent on international routes compared to the same period of the previous year. Total air traffic, including overflights, increased by 4.2 percent to 1.6 million. Domestic passenger traffic increased 5.3 percent to 91.3 million during from January to October while international passenger traffic climbed 17 percent to 73.2 million. Thus, total passenger traffic, including direct transit passengers, increased 10.1 percent compared to the same period of last year, amounting to 164.8 million.
In the same period, freight traffic reached 767,238 tons in domestic lines with an increase of 2.7 percent and 2.1 million tones in international lines with an increase of 12.7 percent, totaling about 2.9 million tons with an increase of 9.9 percent.
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