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Turkish airspace achieves all-time high with 5,573 flights on Eid eve

Turkish airspace achieves all-time high with 5,573 flights on Eid eve Mountains with snowy peaks seen from the window of the Turkish Airlines aircraft in this file photo from May 2019, Antalya, Türkiye (AA Photo)
By Newsroom
Jun 17, 2024 10:39 AM

On the eve of Eid on June 15, a total of 5,573 flights were conducted in Turkish airspace, setting a new all-time traffic record.

Ankara ATC ranks 3rd in Europe

Ankara Air Traffic Control Center (ACC) reported that this density placed Turkish airspace as the third busiest in Europe for the day.

Maastricht in the Netherlands ranked first, followed by Madrid in Spain.

This achievement underscores the Ankara ACC’s success in surpassing major airspace hubs with the 5,573 flights handled. The extensive use of Turkish airspace highlights Türkiye’s strategic importance in the aviation sector once again.

Ukraine conflict boosts demand

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which began in 2022 and continues, resulted in the closure of Ukrainian airspace, directing operators to Turkish airspace and contributing to increased revenue.

Additionally, robust domestic demand in Türkiye, supported by solid infrastructure and a dynamic workforce, has managed the process successfully and paved the way for this record achievement.

2nd in airspace demand

Türkiye’s geopolitical position and implemented measures have made its airspace a crucial corridor, especially for east-west air traffic, resulting in a significant increase in the number of service units. Last year, Türkiye ranked second in demand for airspace access.

Last Updated:  Jun 17, 2024 10:43 AM