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Istanbul Atatürk Airport ranks 11th among world's busiest airports

Istanbul Atatürk Airport, which is operated by TAV Airports, has become the 11th largest airport worldwide by providing service to 61.8 million passengers in 2015.

Operated by TAV Airports, Turkey's global brand in airport operations, Istanbul Atatürk Airport is reported as the 11th busiest airport worldwide by providing service to 61.8 million passengers in 2015. According to the statement of Airports Council International (ACI), the global platform of international airport operators, Atatürk Airport surpassed Jakarta and Frankfurt airports and increased its passenger number by 9.2 percent. Istanbul Atatürk Airport is listed as the third busiest airport in Europe.

TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Ünlü remarked: “Maintaining its rapid growth, Istanbul Atatürk Airport provided service to 61.8 million passengers in 2015 and improved its position as one of the world's most significant transfer hubs. Today, 129 airline companies launch flights to 276 domestic and international destinations from Atatürk Airport. As soon as the expansion project of Atatürk Airport's international terminal is completed, the airport will be ready to serve 75-80 million passengers annually. Together with all stakeholders, particularly DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority), SHGM (Civil Aviation General Directorate) and Turkish Airlines, TAV will continue to provide safe, rapid and comfortable travel to all our passengers."

According to ACI data covering 1,144 airports worldwide, Atlanta and Beijing airports maintained their positions in the top two in 2015. Dubai increased its number of passengers by 10.7 percent and improved its position to the third rank.