In January and February of this year, there were 4.82 million more passengers flying at Istanbul's airports than there were during the same time last year, totaling 15.97 million.
Some 10.76 million people utilized Istanbul Airport in the first two months of this year, according to the General Directorate of State Airports Authority website, with 8.37 million of these passengers coming from international lines, 2.39 million from domestic lines.
The number of travelers using Istanbul Airport climbed by 3.72 million compared to the same period last year, when there were 7.44 million passengers, with 1.85 million domestic passengers, and 5.18 million international passengers.
There were 5.20 million passengers of Sabiha Gokcen Airport between January and February of this year, of which 2.47 million took domestic flights and 2.72 million flew internationally.
The number of passengers at Sabiha Gokcen Airport increased by 18% in domestic lines and by 36% in international lines compared to the same period last year.