ISTANBUL

The number of air passengers — including transit passengers — in Turkey totaled 209.09 million in 2019, the country’s airport authority announced Tuesday.

The January-December figure was down by 0.9% compared to the previous year, the General Directorate of the State Airports Authority (DHMI) data showed.

However, the number of international passengers soared by 11.4% year-on-year to hit 108.7 million in the same period.

Over 100 million domestic passengers traveled through Turkish airports, down 11.3%, in the same period.

Turkish airports served for 2.03 million planes — including overflights — last year, marking 0.6% rise versus 2018.

The DHMI

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