Turkey records heavily low cargo shipment through Antalya Airport

Turkey records heavily low cargo shipment through Antalya Airport

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.17

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

As many as 56,064 tons of cargo were transported through Turkey’s Antalya Airport from January through August 2020, falling by 80 percent compared to the same period of 2019, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend.

According to the ministry, in the reporting period, the country’s domestic flights transported 18,843 tons of cargo, showing a 54-percent drop over the year.

At the same time, 37,221 tons of cargo were transported through Antalya Airport by international flights, having slumped by 85 percent year-on-year, the ministry said.

The Antalya Airport served over 4.8 million passengers during the eight months of this year, which is 80 percent less than in the same period of last year.

Slightly over 2 million passengers were served on domestic flights in the reporting period, while a year earlier this indicator was 57 percent more.

In the past eight months of 2020, 2.8 million passengers were served on international flights, down 86 percent compared to the same months of last year.

Meanwhile, 38,770 flights were carried out through Antalya Airport, which is 73 percent less than in the same period of 2019.

From January through August 2020, 18,813 flights were carried out on domestic flights, which is 45 percent less than in the same period of last year.

International flights via Antalya Airport dropped by 82 percent over the year, amounting to 19,957 flights.

From January through August 2020, air traffic in Turkey decreased by 48.9 percent and amounted to 532,458 flights. Meanwhile, over 52.2 million passengers were served at all Turkish airports.

During the reporting period, more than 1.4 million tons of cargo were transported through all airports in the country.

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