Istanbul airports break one-day flight record
Istanbul’s airports have broken their all-time air traffic records on the last day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Atatürk Airport broke its air traffic record on August 11 when a total of 1,245 planes took off and landed at the transportation hub, according to the General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ). A total of 1,245 planes landed and took off between midnight August 10 and midnight August 11, bringing 145,000 passengers to the terminals. Atatürk Airport’s last air traffic record was on August 2 with 1,216 planes landing and taking off, carrying 138,000 passengers. However, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located in Istanbul’s Asian side, also broke its air traffic record on August 11 when a total of 553 planes took off and landed, bringing 71,200 passengers to the terminals.