Turkey Sees Record Flight Traffic


Turkish AirlinesTurkish airports are jetting into full steam this August, with record flight traffic levels registered by the General Directorate of State Airports.

Atatürk International Airport broke its air traffic record at the end of Ramadan landing and launching over 76,654 passengers in just one day from the International terminal alone. Over 49,000 passengers were also recorded as travelling on domestic flights across the country.

The figure reflects the continuing confidence that is growing in Turkey as a destination and as a connection point bridging Europe and the East.

Suleyman Akbay, MD of Oceanwide Properties says, ‘Topped with the year-on-year growth being seen in tourism to Turkey, overseas home hunters really should consider the potential of property for sale in Turkey. When coupled with the buy-to-let opportunities of its resort and business destinations – made all the more stronger by growing transport connections, and steady rises in home values nationally, it makes for a solid investment.’

Turkey tourism figures* over the past five years:

2007: 23.3
2008: 26.3
2009: 27.1
2010: 28.6
2011: 29.3

*figures cited in millions. (Source: UN World Tourism Organisation)

Turkey’s Transport Ministry is planning to open a tender for a third airport in Silivri, Istanbul before the end of this year.

[Source: Hurriyet Daily News]


Join The Discussion

Compare listings