BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
As many as 36,389 tons of cargo were transported through Turkey’s Ankara Esenboga Airport from January through August 2020, which is 56 percent less compared to the same period of 2019, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend on Sept.8.
According to the ministry, in the reporting period, the country’s domestic flights transported 21,894 tons of cargo, showing a 61-percent drop over the year.
At the same time, 14,495 tons of cargo were transported through Ankara Esenboga Airport by international flights, having decreased by 45 percent year-on-year, the ministry said.
The Ankara Esenboga Airport served over 3.5 million passengers during the past eight months of this year, which is 62 percent less than in the same period of last year.
More than 2.9 million passengers were served on domestic flights over this period, while a year earlier this indicator was 62 percent less.
From January through August 2020, 581,289 passengers were served on international flights, which is 62 percent less compared to the same months of last year.
Meanwhile, 33,642 flights were carried out through Esenboga Airport, which is 51 percent less than in the same period in 2019.
During this period, 27,278 flights were carried out on domestic flights, which is 50 percent less than in the same period in 2019.
International flights via Ankara Esenboga Airport slumped by 54 percent over the year, amounting to 6,364 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.
In the reporting period, more than 1.4 million tons of cargo were transported through all airports in the country.
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