Turkish airports saw their busiest month ever in June, serving over 16 million passengers through the month, according to figures announced by the country’s airports authority on July 5.
The 16.7 million passengers served by Turkish airports in June marked a 10.6 percent increase from the same month last year, the General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ) said in a statement.While the number of domestic flight passengers rose 10.7 percent from June last year to reach 7.8 million, the number of international flight passengers saw a 10.5 percent rise, reaching 8.9 million.
According to the DHMİ data, total flight traffic across the country also surged by 8.2 percent, to 126,401 flights in June.
The airport that saw the largest increase in the number of flights in the first six months of 2014 was Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, which undertook 35 percent of Turkey’s total plane and passenger traffic.
Atatürk Airport, which has been pushing its capacity limits in recent months, saw its busiest day ever on June 27, when 1,326 planes took off from or landed at the airport.