Spotlight on Türkiye: Top Airlines, Destinations & Markets

Despite recent challenges, Türkiye has much to offer as a destination, and a strong recovery for the travel and tourism sector in the country will help as it rebuilds following February's devastating earthquake.

With the help of OAG's Schedule Analyser data we've shone a spotlight on the current state of Türkiye's aviation industry, showing where visitors are coming from, which airlines are providing the most capacity, and which destinations are most popular.

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Looking at data from the peak season of 2022, Istanbul is the most popular destination in Türkiye, with both its airports (Istanbul and Sabiha Gokcen) representing 40% of international traffic.

This year Germany remains Türkiye’s key international market, with one-way capacity in May exceeding a million seats, and total origin and destination traffic at 2.7M.

Growth markets include the UAE with capacity more than doubling since 2019, and the USA which has 63% more seats now than 4 years ago.

Read more about the recovery of the tourism sector in Türkiye here.

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