According to the 2022 detailed report of the European Air Navigation Safety Organization (EUROCONTROL), Istanbul Airport became the busiest airport in Europe throughout the year, with an average of 1156 flights per day.
EUROCONTROL published its comprehensive report for the European airports and airline traffic of 2022.
According to the report, which was mutually evaluated with the year 2019, the start date of the COVID-19 pandemic, Istanbul Airport became the only airport in Europe that captured the pre-epidemic flight figures.
Istanbul Airport was followed by Amsterdam airport with an average of 1140 flights per day, Paris with 1122 flights, Frankfurt with 1048 flights and London airports with 1042 flights.
IGA (Istanbul Grand Airport) was established on October 7, 2013, to build and operate it for 25 years.
The airport complex is 35 kilometres from the city centre. The construction is planned to be completed in four phases. Within the scope of the first phase, three runways and a terminal building with a capacity of 90 million passengers are in service. When all steps are completed, Istanbul Airport will offer flights to more than 300 destinations with an annual passenger capacity of 200 million.