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Istanbul Atatürk Airport breaks a new record

Ataturk Airport thy tailIstanbul Atatürk Airport broke a new traffic record on Sunday, September 4, 2016. A total of 1,454 takeoffs and landings took place at the airport, breaking its previous record from July 10 which was 1,443 takeoffs and landings, according to officials from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ).

A total of 141,269 people also entered and checked out from the airport as passengers on Sept. 4, according to officials.

On July 10, the number of passengers who entered and checked out from the airport was 142,002.

However, the same figures remained at 1,403 takeoffs and landings on July 24, 2015, with 150,148 passengers at the airport.

Meanwhile, authorities said they expected the airport to break more records during the nine-day Eid al-Adha holiday at a time when thousands of Turks traditionally travel to their hometowns to spend time with their families.

Source: DHA

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