Turkey's air traffic grows in April despite ash crisis

Turkey's air traffic grew in April despite the impact of a volcanic eruption in Iceland, the state airports authority said on Tuesday.

Turkey's air traffic grows in April despite ash crisis

Turkey's air traffic grew in April despite the impact of a volcanic eruption in Iceland, the state airports authority said on Tuesday.

Turkey's State Airports Administration (DHMI) released a statement which said aircraft and air passenger traffic grew in April despite the impact of a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

European countries closed their air space on April 14 due to a giant ash cloud caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland, leading to flight cancellations in the majority of the continent. The air traffic turned back to normal on April 22.

The air traffic in domestic lines in Turkey was up 23.9 percent year-on-year in April 2010. 38,582 planes flew over Turkish skies in this month.

Also, Turkey's air traffic in international lines was up 7.3 percent in the same month. 27,459 planes flew from Turkey to international destinations.

Turkish airports served 6.9 million passengers in April, with a 15.3 percent year-on-year rise.


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