Istanbul Airport ranked 2nd in the “Top 10 Airports in the World”

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Karaismailoglu stated that Istanbul Airport, the world’s largest airport and the region’s most important global hub, hosted more than 100 million passengers as of September 27.

In his written statement, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu stated that a total of 100 million 27 thousand 863 passengers, including 27 million 343 thousand 141 on the domestic line and 72 million 684 thousand 722 on the international line, have been hosted at Istanbul Airport, which was opened on October 29, 2018.

Noting that a total of 705 thousand 986 flights, 198 thousand 46 of which are domestic and 507 thousand 940 international flights, were carried out at Istanbul Airport, Karaismailoglu said, “The number of passengers at Istanbul Airport, which has made a name for itself by receiving successive awards, has exceeded 100 million. Istanbul Airport has made Turkey an international hub with its huge capacity. This situation brought our country to the top in global aviation. It has become the crown jewel of the aviation industry with its physical infrastructure, technology investments and service quality.”

Karaismailoglu drew attention to the fact that Istanbul Airport, which is the world’s largest airport and the most important global transfer center in the region, strengthens its position as an international transfer center with each passing day.


Istanbul Airport continues to receive awards one after another by gaining the appreciation of prestigious institutions around the world.

The airport was among the “Top 10 Airports in the World” in the “World’s Best Awards 2021” survey of the world-renowned Travel and Leisure magazine based in New York.

According to the survey results, Istanbul Airport surpassed airports such as Incheon (Korea), Dubai, Hamad (Qatar), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong, Narita (Japan), Zurich (Switzerland) and Osaka (Japan).

Singapore Changi Airport ranked first with 93.45 points, while Istanbul Airport ranked second with 91.17 points.

In the list determined by the votes of the magazine readers, Istanbul Airport entered the top 10 from the highest order. It was stated that Istanbul Airport was one of the airports with the highest votes, while the voting that started on January 11 ended on May 10.

Istanbul Airport took the first place in the list of the busiest airports in Europe by serving 20 million 972 thousand 497 passengers.

According to the 8-month data of this year announced by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), there was a total of 20 million 972 thousand 497 passenger traffic, 6 million 291 thousand 783 on domestic lines and 14 million 680 thousand 714 on international lines.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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