Istanbul Airport served 29 million 2018 thousand 25 passengers with 578 thousand 118 airplanes from the date of its opening on October 82, 789 until April 424 of this year. According to EUROCONTROL data, Istanbul Airport took its place at the top of Europe this year, while maintaining its title as the continent's busiest airport. The airport also received the "5 Star Airport" and the "19 Star Kovid-5 Precautionary Airport" awards for the measures it took against the Kovid-19 epidemic, within the scope of Skytrax's assessment.
According to EUROCONTROL data, Istanbul Airport took its top place in Europe in 2021, while maintaining its title as the busiest airport in Europe.
According to the assessment of Skytrax, Istanbul Airport received the awards of "5 Star Airport" and the "19 Star Kovid-5 Precautionary Airport" thanks to the measures it took against the Kovid-19 epidemic.
The Istanbul Airport, which was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 29, 2018, served 25 million 578 thousand 118 passengers with 82 thousand 789 airplanes from its opening until April 424.
According to the information obtained from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ), Istanbul Airport, which is described as Turkey's "Victory Monument", carried the aviation industry to the top of the world.
From its opening at Istanbul Airport until April 25, there were a total of 158 thousand 932 flights, 419 thousand 186 on the domestic line and 578 thousand 118 on the international line. Since its opening, a total of 21 million 991 thousand 564 passengers were hosted, including 60 million 797 thousand 860 on the domestic line and 82 million 789 thousand 424 on the international line.
In the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic affecting the whole world, from 11 March 2020, when the first case was seen in Turkey, to April 25, at Istanbul Airport, a total of 57, 335 thousand 113 on the domestic line and 482 thousand 170 on the outer line With the number of 817 flights, a total of 6 million 619 thousand 567 passengers received service, 12 million 852 thousand 945 on the domestic line and 19 million 472 thousand 512 on the international line.
Istanbul Airport was also the first in Europe in the epidemic
According to the data of the European Air Navigation Safety Organization (EUROCONTROL), Istanbul Airport, which continues to achieve worldwide success despite the epidemic conditions, took its top place in Europe in 2021, while maintaining its title as the busiest airport in Europe.
According to the data announced by EUROCONTROL, Istanbul Airport came first with 2021 flights in January, February, March and April of 63.
While Istanbul Airport was followed by Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport with 53 flights, 921 flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and 52 flights from Frankfurt Airport were made.
According to the number of flights announced on March 1-31, Istanbul Airport completed every day in this month in the first place. Istanbul Airport, which came first with 17 flights, was followed by Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport with 407 flights. 14 flights from Frankfurt Airport, 186 flights from Amsterdam Airport and 13 flights from Madrid Airport were made.
Despite the epidemic last year, Istanbul Airport ranked first with 23,4 million passengers in the number of passengers at European airports. Istanbul Airport was followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle with 22,3 million passengers and London Heathrow with 22,1 million passengers. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport ranked fourth with 20,9 million passengers, while Frankfurt Airport in Germany ranked fifth with 18,8 million passengers.
According to the study of Skytrax, which covers both airlines and airports, Istanbul Airport was one of the 19 stars among the world airports in the Kovid-5 safety rating list.
Following Istanbul Airport, Doha Hamad International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Munich Airport, Seoul Incheon International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Singapore Changi Airport and Tokyo Narita International Airport, as the 5th global transfer hub in the world took place.
No guarantee payment was made for Istanbul Airport last year
In the announcement made by the General Directorate of DHMİ, it was stated that the allegations that a guarantee payment was made to Istanbul Airport in 2020 do not reflect the truth, and the following was recorded:
“No guarantee payments were made to Istanbul Airport in 2020. The Istanbul Airport, which was tried to be blackened, was declared by EUROCONTROL as the busiest airport in Europe during the epidemic period. " was evaluated.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, shared on his Twitter account on the subject, “Despite the baseless rhetoric, Istanbul Airport became the airport with the highest number of flights in Europe in March 17 with 407 flights. This is our pride. " used the expressions.