Articles Tagged ‘IST’

IndiGo enters European market

IndiGo enters European market

IndiGo launches its first flights to Europe with new service linking Delhi with Istanbul Atatürk.

North America claims first victory in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

North America claims first victory in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

In the fourth instalment of this year’s Arch of Triumph competition we have received our first winning entry from outside of Asia. In fact, this is the first time in 2019 that we haven’t seen any entries from Asian airports. This week is also notable for seeing the first FTWA entry of the year from […]

Nouvelair Tunisie takes flight for Turkey

Nouvelair Tunisie takes flight for Turkey

Nouvelair Tunisie begins a three times weekly service from Tunis to Istanbul Atatürk.


Turkish Airlines honours 10 years at Birmingham and one million passengers as carrier prepares to up frequency to twice-daily

Turkish Airlines honours 10 years at Birmingham and one million passengers as carrier prepares to up frequency to twice-daily

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Turkish Airlines celebrates a decade of Birmingham flights, with data showing that it has transported over one million passengers from the airport, while Virgin Australia confirms it will link Darwin with Denpasar. More news also from Salzburg and Yangon airports.

ACI Airport Exchange: One-on-one with Mert Başar, CCO, new Istanbul Airport

ACI Airport Exchange: One-on-one with Mert Başar, CCO, new Istanbul Airport

ACI Airport Exchange Oslo: Mert Başar, CCO of the new Istanbul Airport, took part in an in-depth, one-on-one interview about the world’s newest mega-hub, including its potential to support A380 operations. It all took place last week at the Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference at ACI Oslo.

“Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference” at ACI Oslo reveals many new route possibilities with latest types

“Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference” at ACI Oslo reveals many new route possibilities with latest types

Airbus held its first-ever ‘Airports-Devoted Conference’ at ACI Airport Exchange in Oslo last week, focusing on: “New possibilities for airports by Airbus”. Speakers included Aer Lingus and airBaltic, plus senior management from Munich, London City, Geneva, Rome, Oslo and Istanbul New Airport. anna.aero was Official Airbus Media Partner.


Turkish Airlines gets going for The Gambia

Turkish Airlines gets going for The Gambia

Turkish Airlines begins flights from Istanbul Atatürk to Banjul – operates via Dakar on outbound leg. 

Turkish Airlines launches operations from new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines launches operations from new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines took the first steps in the planned transfer of its hub operation from Atatürk to the new Istanbul Airport on 31 October, when it began operations to two destinations. Two more routes were added the following day, with all operations due to switch by 31 December. Nick Preston investigates.

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.


Münster/Osnabrück Airport enjoyed 23% traffic growth in 2017; Munich is biggest route; three more services to launch this winter

Münster/Osnabrück Airport enjoyed 23% traffic growth in 2017; Munich is biggest route; three more services to launch this winter

Münster/Osnabrück Airport welcomed 963,000 passengers in 2017, representing its largest traffic throughput since 2012 and an impressive 23% increase versus 2016. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic trends and identifies its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Eindhoven-Istanbul is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 42,000 searches; Schiphol capacity reliever for Turkish Airlines??

Eindhoven-Istanbul is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 42,000 searches; Schiphol capacity reliever for Turkish Airlines??

In the past year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 42,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Eindhoven and Istanbul ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Turkish Airlines operates five daily flights to Amsterdam, so will Eindhoven become its first regional destination in the Netherlands??

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia led a group of 20 select European nations with a 16% year-on-year increase in departing seat capacity in 2017. Nick Preston examines other European traffic trends, including growth rates at the continent’s five largest hub airports, with Amsterdam seeing the biggest increase in passengers last year.