The number of passengers making domestic flights in Turkey grew 9.5 percent in March year-on-year, the General Directorate of the State Airports Authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
The number on international flights grew 9.3 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
The total number of domestic passengers for the month was 7,127,333. The number of international passengers reached 4,860,399, the authority said.
The number of domestic flights increased 5.7 percent, to more than 62,234. The number of international flights grew 8.4 percent to more than 39,781.
Turkish airports served nearly 130,000 planes, an increase of 9.4 percent compared with 117,526 planes in March 2014, including the number of over-flights,
The amount of air cargo in March increased 2 percent to more than 206,000 tons.
Among the busiest airports in Turkey, Istanbul's Ataturk Airport remains in the top spot with 4,734,167 million passengers.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul's main air hub on the Asian side of the city, is second with 2 million passengers. Istanbul's airports were used by 56 percent of all domestic and international flight passengers (12 million) in March.
The total number of passengers in all airports increased 7.6 percent, to more than 33 million in the first three months of the year.
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