ANKARA

Some 33.6 million passengers traveled through airports in Turkey in January-March, the country’s airport authority announced Tuesday.

The first quarter figure was down 18.8% from the same period a year earlier on both domestic and international flights, the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) said in a statement.

Domestic passenger numbers slipped 20.9% year-on-year to 19.5 million in the January-March period, while 14.1 million passengers took international flights, decreasing 15.7%.

Turkish airports served 376,107 planes including overflights, down from 424,667 in the same quarter last year.

The report also said cargo traffic reached 739.859 tons in the first

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