Articles Tagged ‘Istanbul’

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to double passengers to 70m in 10 years

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to double passengers to 70m in 10 years

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen expects 35.5m passengers in 2019 – a decade earlier than forecast. With a new runway and terminal coming, it expects 70m by 2030.

AtlasGlobal suspends operations for a month; 2019 seats down 37%

AtlasGlobal suspends operations for a month; 2019 seats down 37%

AtlasGlobal has suspended operations for a month to reorganise. Since 2017, it has cut seats 37% from a high that saw it move away from its Istanbul core.

Turkish Airlines and the MEB3s' international network distribution

Turkish Airlines and the MEB3s’ international network distribution

Asia is #1 for the MEB3 while Europe is #1 for Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines now has more frequencies to Africa than Asia.


Malaysia Airlines starts flights to Sabiha Gökçen

Malaysia Airlines starts flights to Sabiha Gökçen

Malaysia Airlines launches Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen charter flights from Kuala Lumpur.

Turkey’s newest airport on man-made island at Ordu-Giresun set to handle over one million passengers in 2017; domestic routes dominate

Turkey’s newest airport on man-made island at Ordu-Giresun set to handle over one million passengers in 2017; domestic routes dominate

Opened in 2015 and located on Turkey’s northern coast, Ordu-Giresun Airport has grown quickly. At present domestic flights to Istanbul and Ankara dominate but there are also a growing number of frequencies to German airports.

anna.aero swims the Bosphorus; supporting friends in Turkish airports and airlines and child cancer causes

anna.aero swims the Bosphorus; supporting friends in Turkish airports and airlines and child cancer causes

In a show of solidarity with Turkish airports and airlines, anna.aero’s charity fund-raising team, “TeamBron,” competed in the 28th annual Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race on Sunday (24 July 2016) across the famous Istanbul strait separating Asia and Europe.


anna.aero meets with Pegasus Airlines’ Sales VP, Emre Pekesen, at World Travel Market to discuss the carrier’s future growth

anna.aero meets with Pegasus Airlines’ Sales VP, Emre Pekesen, at World Travel Market to discuss the carrier’s future growth

During this year’s World Travel Market in London, anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, met with Pegasus Airlines’ Sales VP, Emre Pekesen. Topics discussed included the carrier’s growth, the capacity issues currently being seen at Istanbul’s two major airports and why the city’s new airport needs to come sooner rather than later.

New airport facilities that airlines and passengers will love – all you need to know about New Istanbul Airport, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and klia2

New airport facilities that airlines and passengers will love – all you need to know about New Istanbul Airport, Hamad International Airport in Qatar and klia2

Building new airports and terminals that make the airlines and passengers happy is easier said than done. But at anna.aero sister event, FTE Asia 2014, the man responsible for delivering the New Istanbul Airport mega hub will reveal how he plans to achieve this and what we can expect from the world’s largest terminal under […]

Turkish Airlines' Istanbul expansion driving European growth this summer

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul expansion driving European growth this summer

Much of Europe is showing little if any growth this summer, but that is not true of Turkey. Our analysis of the European air traffic market this summer shows that Istanbul has the region’s two fastest-growing major airports, Turkey is the fastest-growing country market, and Turkish Airlines is the fastest-growing airline.


30-second interview with Gökhan Buğday, CEO Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

30-second interview with Gökhan Buğday, CEO Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

anna.aero was invited to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport last week to celebrate the arrival of Turkish Airlines’ new base, which will result in 13 international routes this summer. We got to talk to the airport’s CEO about competition, the new planned airport for Istanbul, the growth in Turkish air travel and the chances of Istanbul […]

Istanbul's Atatürk Airport now 6th busiest in Europe; Turkish Airlines offers flights to almost 200 destinations

Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport now 6th busiest in Europe; Turkish Airlines offers flights to almost 200 destinations

Europe’s economic difficulties seem to have passed Turkey by, at least if airport traffic is any indicator. How quickly has Turkey’s busiest airport grown in the last decade and how dominant is Turkish Airlines? Which new destinations has it added this year alone?

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 10.4% in first half of 2012; Turkish Airlines expanding IST network rapidly

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 10.4% in first half of 2012; Turkish Airlines expanding IST network rapidly

Non-EU Turkey is still experiencing double-digit traffic growth in 2012. But how quickly are its top 12 airports growing? What share of total traffic is still centred on Istanbul? And just how many new destinations has Turkish Airlines embraced since last June from its main hub?