Due to the closure of schools and the extension of the festive holiday to 9 days, the heavy travel traffic observed all over Turkey has turned into a record for Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (İSG).
Yesterday, 729 flights were made at OHS and 123,40 passengers traveled. In terms of intensity experienced in one day, this number became a new record for OHS.
ISG, which broke a historical record in the number of daily passengers on June 25, also has 406 international flights with 196 inbound (34 thousand 210 arriving passengers) and 210 outgoing flights (34 thousand 450 outgoing passengers) and 68 thousand 660 passengers on international lines. also broke the record.
“We expect these numbers to increase even more”
OHS Chief Executive (CEO), Berk Albayrak, stated that aviation is one of the sectors most affected by the epidemic, and said, “There is an extra intensity at the airports as life returns to normal and the postponed travel plans resume with a much higher demand. In Sabiha Gökçen, too, with the effect of school and holiday holidays While we were experiencing summer enthusiasm, we broke a historical record in flight and passenger numbers yesterday.”
Albayrak stated that they expect these numbers to increase even more due to the combination of the Eid holiday and the return of pilgrimage.
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, which has routes connecting 154 destinations in 51 countries, reached 14 million passengers in the first 5 months of 2023.
As of June, the British airline British Airways and London Heathrow, Rhodes and Lesbos in Greece, Amman in Jordan and Kazan in Russia, the airport has added 5 new international routes, providing transportation to 51 countries with 45 airlines.