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Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that the number of those who preferred the airline increased by 186.8 percent in May and reached 15 million 865 thousand passengers, and stated that more than 57 million passengers preferred the airline in the January-May period

Karaismailoğlu, in his written statement, stated that the number of aircraft landing and taking off at environment and passenger friendly airports increased by 91 percent in domestic lines in May compared to the same month of the previous year, and reached 73 thousand 764 with an increase of 136.1 percent in external borders, to 59 thousand 571. announced that it has reached Karaismailoğlu stated that the total aircraft traffic increased by 101.5% and reached 165 thousand 510 with the overpasses, and drew attention to the fact that 95% of the aircraft traffic in May 2019 was reached.

Emphasizing that the passenger traffic, which greatly decreased throughout the world and in Turkey during the Covid-19 epidemic process, in May 2022, it was quite close to its old level compared to the same month of 2019, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:

“In terms of total passenger traffic realizations, we reached 93 percent of 2019 passenger traffic. Last month, domestic border passenger traffic was 7 million 230 thousand and international line passenger traffic was 8 million 604 thousand at the airports serving throughout Turkey. A total of 15 million with transit passengers. We served 865 thousand passengers. Compared to the same month of the previous year, there was an increase of 186.8 percent in total passenger traffic, 134.1 percent in domestic line passenger traffic and 253.6 percent in outer border passenger traffic. Total freight traffic also increased by 49.8 percent. totaled 338,107 tons. Thus, we passed the freight traffic of Ma y 2019.”

Stating that the number of aircraft that landed and took off from Istanbul Airport last month reached 37 thousand 578, 10 thousand 518 at the domestic borders and 27 thousand 60 at the external borders, Karaismailoğlu said, He stated that a total of 5 million 679 thousand passengers, 4 million 147 thousand passengers, were served on the lines.


Karaismailoğlu stated that in the January-May period, the aircraft traffic arriving and departing from airports increased by 30.5 percent in domestic lines compared to the same period of the previous year. Pointing out that it increased by 93.6 percent to 212 thousand 247 at the external borders, he underlined that the total air traffic increased by 48.9 percent to 611 thousand 166.

Karaismailoğlu stated that the mobility in passenger traffic gained speed.

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