The Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, hosted a total of 3.2 million passengers last month, according to a statement from the airport’s operation company.
The number of passengers using the airport saw a 13 percent increase with 3.2 million passengers in July compared to the figures in the last year over the same period, which was 2.6 million, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment Development and Operation Inc. (ISG) said in a statement on Aug. 8.
It added that the number of domestic flight passengers hit 2 million in July with a 12 percent increase, while one million international flight passengers used the airport last month, seeing a 15 percent increase.
In addition, the airport also hosted a total of 17.4 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, according to the statement.
This marked a four percent increase from the last year’s figures.
The number of domestic flight passengers in the first seven months of 2017 increased three percent, hitting 11.7 million, while international flight passengers were 5.7 million, with a six percent increase over the same period.
The highest number of passengers at the airport meanwhile was recorded on July 28, with a total of 109,928 passengers. (HÜRRİYETDAILYNEWS)