Turkish airports saw 118.6 million passengers in the January-August period, the country’s air travel authority announced on Thursday.
The eight-month figure jumped 56.9% from a year ago, according to data released by the State Airports Authority General Directorate.
Nearly 52.2 million passengers took domestic flights in the first eight months of this year, and some 66.2 million took international flights.
Türkiye’s airports served more than 1.2 million planes including overflights from January to August, of which 520,313 on domestic routes and 456,071 on international routes.
The directorate also said that cargo traffic stood at 2.65 million tons in the eight-month period, soaring 22.6% year-on-year.
Türkiye’s busiest Istanbul Airport welcomed more than 41.1 million passengers on both international and domestic routes and served 273,687 airplanes in January-August.
It was followed by Antalya Airport in the Turkish Mediterranean resort city with 20.4 million passengers and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the city’s Anatolian side, which saw 19.7 million air passengers.