(MENAFN- azernews) officially opened on oct. 29, 2018 on the 95th anniversary of
the founding of the republic of türkiye, istanbul airport has
served nearly 1.5 million planes so far, azernews reports, citing
the first flight to istanbul airport took place on june 21, 2018
with the landing of the presidential "tc-ank" plane on the first
runway, which is 3,750 meters long and 60 meters wide.
according to data compiled by anadolu, some 209.8 million
passengers have traveled through the mega airport since its
istanbul airport welcomed 95,205 passengers in 2018 and 51.9
million in 2019.
it took over air traffic from ataturk airport on april 6,
some 23.3 million traveled through istanbul airport and 185,642
planes were served in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic hit the
air transport globally.
the airport saw 37 million passengers and 280,108 planes in
last year, 425,890 planes landed and took off at istanbul
airport, while the passenger traffic hit 64.3 million.
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