International Airport Review once again chose to recognise and highlight industry progression, with awards focused on celebrating excellence within airport operations. This year, we homed in on four key topics within the airport industry, and added our very first Readers’ Choice award.
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At Passenger Terminal Expo 2019, a panel discussion took place to understand the significance of the mega-hub which is iGA in the global market. We spoke exclusively to Ismail Polat, the operator of the new Istanbul Airport, who told us more.
As nearly 40 per cent of an airport's revenue comes from non-aeronautical streams, Istanbul Airport has launched a new lounge service to ensure they get the very most out of this integral line of revenue.
It was a truly historic event: Heads of State, Prime Ministers and high-ranking officials from around the world attended the grand opening ceremony. Just 42 months after the start of construction, on 29 October 2018, at the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip…
There are 1,085 people working in Istanbul Airport's operations departments, 155 are blue collar, 930 are white collar, 70 per cent are male, 30 per cent are female and to this another 16,000 employees will aid the running of the airport.
From the 2 March 2019, operations at Istanbul Airport will begin for Turkish Cargo, adding another Turkish airport for the company's portfolio.