Ankara Esenboğa Airport Passenger Traffic - Up 41% in Q3 2023

Ankara Esenboğa Airport experienced a remarkable passenger surge in Q3 2023 with 41.01% compared to the same quarter in the previous year, showcasing resilience and recovery from the 2020 global pandemic. Despite Q3 2023 stats falling short of the pre-pandemic high in Q3 2019, passenger traffic quickly recovered 102.66% in the same quarter of post-pandemic year 2021.

Sustained Passenger Growth at Ankara Esenboğa Airport - Q3 2023

The most recent statistics for Q3 2023 revealed substantial growth, reaching a total of 3,482,920 passengers. This positive development represents a significant change of 41.01% from the same quarter of the previous year. Although this increase surpassed the pandemic levels witnessed in Q3 2020 and subsequent quarters, it is important to note that the airport has yet to fully recover from the impacts of the global pandemic, as it has not yet reached the pre-pandemic levels witnessed in Q3 2019.

Ankara Esenboğa Airport has been diligently working to enhance its passenger volume growth, with remarkable progress witnessed in Q3 2023. The airport showcased a significant improvement compared to the same quarter of the previous year, indicating a positive and encouraging trend.

From Q3 2019 to Q3 2023, this airport's passenger statistics have witnessed fluctuations. In Q3 2019, the airport recorded a notable figure of 3,592,254 passengers. However, due to the global pandemic, Q3 2020 experienced a substantial decline with only 1,284,202 passengers, indicating a staggering change of -64.25% from the same quarter of the previous year.

Ankara Esenboğa Airport Passenger Volume - Q3 2019 to Q3 2023

In Q3 2023, Ankara Esenboğa Airport served 3,482,920 passengers, marking a significant increase of 41.01% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. This figure is nearing the pre-pandemic passenger traffic in Q3 2019, which stood at 3,592,254, indicating a strong recovery.

However, it’s worth noting that Q3 2022 saw a decrease of 5.09% in passenger traffic compared to Q3 2021. This suggests that this quarter may have been a challenging period for the airport. Despite this, the substantial increase in Q3 2023 demonstrates the airport’s resilience and potential for growth amidst the global pandemic.

Passenger Traffic at Ankara Esenboğa Airport - 2019 to 2022

In 2022, Ankara Esenboğa Airport served 8,669,329 passengers, a significant increase of 23.33% compared to the previous year. This figure is still lower than the pre-pandemic passenger traffic in 2019, which stood at 13,740,595.

However, the consistent increase in passenger numbers since 2020, despite the global pandemic, indicates a positive trend. From 5,162,569 passengers in 2020 to 7,029,630 in 2021 and 8,669,329 in 2022, the airport has steadily recovered, assuming the global situation continues to improve.

Flight Statistics at Ankara Esenboğa Airport - September 2023

In September 2023, the airport was a hive of activity, with many routes being frequented by passengers. AnadoluJet, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, SunExpress, and SmartLynx were the top airlines servicing this airport.

The domestic routes were particularly busy, with Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir, Milas, and Dalaman as top destinations. These cities, each with their unique charm and appeal, attracted many travelers, making them the most popular domestic destinations from this hub.

On the international front, Lefkosa, Amman, Dusseldorf, Baku, and Tehran were the top destinations. These cities spread across different continents, highlight the airport’s extensive reach and its role in connecting Turkey with the rest of the world.

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