According to the data of the General Directorate of State Airports Authority of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (DHMI), the number of arriving passengers on domestic flights was 20 thousand 671 and the number of departing passengers was 21 thousand 295 at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, which experienced air traffic density on December 24, 2022. On the international lines, despite the record-breaking number of incoming passengers with 29,162, the number of outgoing passengers was 26,582. Thus, on December 24, international passenger traffic reached 55,744 in total, and a total of 97,710 passengers were served.
Berk Albayrak, CEO of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, stated that they are motivated by the new records they have set in international passenger and flight numbers and said:
"As the city's leading airport, our international passenger rates have started to exceed the levels where we achieved historical peaks in our performance. On Saturday, 24 December, when the winter season and the intensity of the beginning of the year combined, we had our busiest day with 29 thousand 162 passengers. Our passenger rates exceeded 6 percent in 2019, when we achieved a historic peak in our performance. We work day and night to provide our guests with an excellent airport experience."
OHS, the world's busiest airport with a single runway and single terminal with a passenger capacity of 41 million, closed 11 months with 28.1 million passengers as of the end of November for 2022, and was chosen as the second fastest recovery airport in Europe in terms of its rapid recovery performance during the epidemic.