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Istanbul Airport once again busiest in Europe


Istanbul Airport has once again been ranked as the busiest
airport in Europe last week, according to EUROCONTROL, Trend reports citing
Hurriyet Daily News.

Between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25, Türkiye’s mega airport hosted on
average 1,286 daily flights, data showed.

The airport has served 47 million passengers this year, said
Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of İGA Istanbul Airport.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol ranked second at 1,272 daily flights,
followed by Paris’s Charles de Gaulle at 1,236. Frankfurt and
London’s Heathrow ranked fourth and fifth with 1,159 and 1,104
flights on average.

EUROCONTROL also said the flag carrier Turkish Airlines was
among the top five operators in Europe in the Sept.19-25 period.
Turkish Airlines operated 1,376 daily flights on average which was
down only 1 percent from 2019.

Last week Turkish Airlines was named the best carrier in Europe
at the World Airline Awards.

The flag carrier also won “the best airlines in Southern Europe”
and “the World’s Best Business Class Catering” awards.

Meanwhile Turkish Airlines said it has canceled flights from and
to Minsk in Belarus and Krasnodar, Sochi Rostov and Yekaterinburg
in Russia until Dec. 31, 2022.

Ryanair Group topped the EUROCONTROL list with 2,990 daily
flight and EasyJet Group ranked second at 1,641 flights. Lufthansa
and Air France operated 1,182 and 1,064 flights on average between
Sept. 19-25, respectively.

The U.K. was at the top of the countries list with 5,532 daily
flights in the Sept.19-25 period. Germany and Spain ranked second
and third at 5,059, and 4,877 flights, respectively.


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