2/6/2013

Istanbul’s second airport leads in growth

Dünya – Istanbul’s second airport, Sabiha Gokcen International, has claimed the “Europe’s Fastest Growing Airport” title for the third time, according to the World Airport Traffic Report 2012, published by Airports Council International (ACI).
Sabiha Gokcen airport handled 14.9 million passengers in 2012, up 8.4 percent year-on-year, ACI data showed, making Istanbul’s second largest, after Ataturk Airport, the fastest 'grower' in the 10-25 million passenger capacity category.


Located on the Asian side of Turkey’s megacity, Sabiha Gokcen Airport began accepting international flights in just 2009 but progressed quickly enough to be the fastest growing airport both in Europe and in the world in 2009 and 2010.


Turkey is planning to build a third airport on the northwestern section of Istanbul’s European side, slated to be the world’s largest in passenger handling capacity, as the country’s national airline, Turkish Airlines, increasingly asserts itself as a global player.

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