Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
By the end of 2018, Turkey intends to increase the volume of passenger traffic by air, Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend on Nov. 27.
The ministry noted that the number of passenger transported by air will reach 212,546,225.
It is also expected that in Turkey, the volume of passenger transportation by air will reach 228,667,720 passengers in 2019, and in 2020 the figures will further increase and reach 237,838,799 passengers, the ministry said.
There are currently 55 airports in Turkey, according to the ministry.
The first airport in Turkey was built in 1912 and was used for military purposes.
In 1953, Istanbul airport was opened for international flights for the first time, and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
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