Becoming the fastest growing airport in its category in January, Atatürk Airport ranked the third airport in Europe in terms of number of passengers.
Operated by TAV Airports, Istanbul Atatürk Airport became the third largest airport of Europe in January in terms of number of passengers by an increase of 14.8 per cent compared to the same period of last year. According to the statement of Airports Council International (ACI Europe), the global platform of European airport operators, Istanbul Atatürk Airport ranked the third following London Heathrow and Paris CDG airports. Whilst the average passenger traffic increased 6.3 per cent at the European airports in January, Atatürk Airport achieved an increase of 14.8 per cent and became the fastest growing airport in its category.
TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Ünlü said "Atatürk Airport continues to grow and become one of the world's important hubs as a result of its geographic location and service quality. We are glad to reach this position under the leadership of Ministry of Transportation, working in cooperation with all our stakeholders, particularly with General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SHGM) and Turkish Airlines (THY) at the highest level. We will continue to grow after the completion of ongoing capacity increase works. Passenger satisfaction is our top priority. We continue working to develop innovative services to meet different customer expectations and to offer our guests a fast, comfortable and safe travel experience."
According to data issued by DHMI, Atatürk Airport provided service to 4,105,184 passengers in January.