The number of air passengers in Turkey – including transit passengers – totaled 30 million in the first five months of 2021, the country's airport authority announced.
During the January-May period, the country's airports served a total of 18.4 million domestic and 11 million international passengers, the General Directorate of the State Airports Authority (DHMI) data showed, as reported by aa.com.
Airports in the country served 467,160 planes – including overflights. Air cargo traffic registered at around 1 million tons, according to the DHMI figures.
The top most crowded airports Istanbul Airport and Ataturk Airport – both in the country’s largest metropolitan city -- saw a total of 19,808 aircraft during the same period.
In May alone, Turkey served 5.5 million passengers, 82,120 aircraft, and 227,232 tons of mail and cargo.