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33.7M passengers choose Turkish airports this year

19.5M passengers took international flights from January to April, says airport authority

The number of passengers flying through Turkish airports stood at 33.7 million in January-April, the country’s airport authority reported Thursday.

The introduction of coronavirus-related travel restrictions and the closure of national borders led to a 41.3% year-on-year decrease in the four month figure, the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) data showed.

Some 19.5 million passengers took international flights from January to April, slipping 40.4% compared to the same period last year.

The number of domestic flight passengers plummeted by 42.2% to 14.2 million in the same period.

Turkish airports served 389,898 planes including overflights, down from 580.728 in January-April last year.

The report also said cargo traffic also posted an annual drop of 26.5% to 828,336 tons in the first four months of 2020.

Anadolu Agency

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