Data from the local tourism authorities indicated that the number of tourist arrivals in the city between Jan.1 and Sept. 13 leaped 202 percent compared with the same period of last year.
In September, Antalya hosted some 758,000 tourists, whereas in the same month of 2020 a little more than 445,000 holidaymakers visited the city.
Antalya is very popular among both local and international tourists, particularly Russians.
Meanwhile, Russia announced on Sept. 13 it will increase the number of airports with flights to Turkey later this month.
Flights to Turkey will be resumed from the Russian cities of Pskov, Magadan, Murmansk, and Chita starting Sept. 21, the Russian government said in a statement.
On April 15, Russia had temporarily suspended regular and charter flights with Turkey due to COVID-19 concerns.
After a two-month break, Russian tourists started to come to Turkey again.
Hurriyet Daily News