Turkey.. The earthquake zone airports receive 10,000 flights


The number of flights to the earthquake-affected states in Kahramanmaraş and Hatay exceeded 10,000.

According to information from the General Directorate of Government Airports Operations affiliated to the Ministry of Transport, the total number of domestic and international flights to the airports of the states affected by the earthquake reached 10,216 flights from February 6 to 24.

According to the information, 8,883 domestic flights and 1,333 external flights were witnessed by the airports of Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Adana, Sanliurfa, Adiyaman, Malatya, Diyarbakir, Hatay and Elazig in the disaster area by military and civilian aircraft.


According to the information, 877 of these flights were in Kahramanmaraş, 551 in Hatay, 1775 in Gaziantep, 3 thousand and 95 in Adana, 602 in Sanliurfa, 988 in Adiyaman, 731 in Malatya, 1062 in Diyarbakir and 535 in Elazig airports.

The number of people evacuated from the region by air exceeded 485,000.

On the other hand, 11 thousand and 752 tons of humanitarian relief materials were delivered to airports for earthquake victims in the region.

On February 6, a double earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, the first measuring 7.7 degrees and the second 7.6 degrees, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks, killing tens of thousands, mostly in southern Turkey, in addition to massive destruction.