Istanbul Airport is Europe’s busiest in June with 6M passengers

Istanbul Airport noticed the best passenger site visitors in all of Europe in June, welcoming simply 6 million passengers, in response to knowledge launched by a European airport commerce affiliation on Wednesday.

Passenger site visitors fell marginally from its pre-pandemic stage (1.7%) however was greater than double – up 115.4% – from final yr, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe knowledge confirmed.

According to the info, 5.996 million passengers handed by way of Istanbul Airport in June 2022, making it the primary in Europe.

Antalya Airport within the Turkish Mediterranean resort metropolis was the eighth busiest European airport final month with 3.91 million passengers, making it the second Turkish airport in the highest 10 busiest.

London’s Heathrow Airport was second with 5.991 million passengers. The UK hub noticed a 526% annual enhance in site visitors, however was down 17.3% on 2019.

It was adopted by Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport with 5.45 million passengers in June and Amsterdam’s Schiphol with 5.23 million.

In the primary half of this yr, whole passenger site visitors within the European airport community elevated by 247% year-on-year, or 660 million, knowledge confirmed.

“The fact that volumes across the continent still remained 28.3% below pre-pandemic levels in the first half of the year should not overshadow the sheer and unprecedented release of pent-up demand that has taken place since March,” says Olivier Jankovec, ACI Europe’s Director General.

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