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Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport handles more passengers in 2017

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, handled a total of 3.2 million passengers last month, and the number of passengers using the airport saw a 13% increase compared to the figures in the last year over the same period, which was 2.6 million.

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The number of domestic flight passengers hit 2 million in July with a 12% increase, while one million international flight passengers used the airport last month, seeing a 15% increase.

Moreover, the airport also handled a total of 17.4 million passengers in the first seven months of 2017, representing 4% increase from the last year’s figures.

The number of domestic flight passengers in the first seven months of 2017 using the airport has increased 3%, hitting 11.7 million, while international flight passengers were 5.7 million, with a 6% increase over the same period.

The highest number of passengers at the airport meanwhile was recorded on July 28, with a total of 109,928 passengers.