Transport: air traffic in Turkey continues to surge

09 September, 11:32

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, SEPTEMBER 9 - Air traffic in Turkey grew 10.4% while the number of air passengers increased 15.2% in August compared to the same month the previous year, as Anadolu Agency reports quoting flight figures for August from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey. While the number of passengers on domestic flights rose 17% to 66,724 in August, the number of passengers boarding international flights jumped 8.9% to 63,109. The number of air passengers in Turkey reached close to 100 million in the first eight months of the year, representing a 13.6% compared to the same period in 2012. The volume of air freight transportation also increased 18.9% on domestic flights in August to 82,071 tons; on international flights, this figure surged 12.4% to 200,816 tons.

    In the first eight months of the year, a total of 1.6 million tons of freight were carried by airplanes, a 14% increase compared to the same period during the previous year. (ANSAmed).

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