104 million passengers used Istanbul’s two airports in 11 months


The number of users of Istanbul airports reached 104 million 315 thousand 857 passengers between January and November 2023.

According to data from the General Directorate of the Government Airports Authority (DHMİ), the city’s two airports witnessed 696,196 takeoffs and landings during this period.

Istanbul International Airport alone was used by 70,396,167 passengers during the past 11 months of this year, more than 53 million of whom traveled via external lines.


According to this, the number of users of Istanbul International Airport increased by 11 million 280 thousand and 400 passengers compared to the same period of last year 2022.

As for Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located in the Asian side of Istanbul, the number of passengers increased by more than 5 million passengers compared to last year.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport was used by 33,919,690 passengers between January and November 2023.

In total, Istanbul’s two airports recorded an increase in the number of their flights by 17 percent during the aforementioned period.