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Articles Tagged ‘Istanbul’

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?

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines' passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines’ passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s air transport market is going from strength to strength. Airport traffic is booming and its two major airlines are both reporting double-digit growth. But which two airports have swopped places in the top 12 rankings? And which airlines have already announced what new routes to and from Turkey this summer?


Turkish Airlines now operates most diverse hub in Europe; 172 destinations served non-stop from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines now operates most diverse hub in Europe; 172 destinations served non-stop from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines will have started 20 new routes (19 international) from Istanbul’s main airport by the end of 2011. As a result it has now well and truly overtaken Lufthansa for the most non-stop destinations from a single airport in Europe. But how quickly have passenger numbers grown in recent years and which geographic market […]

THY to explain “largest airline on Earth” goal to anna.aero/ACI Abu Dhabi network planning conference

THY to explain “largest airline on Earth” goal to anna.aero/ACI Abu Dhabi network planning conference

Orhan Sivrikaya, Chief Commercial Officer of Turkish Airlines is the latest recruit to our event – he will tell the Abu Dhabi conference how around 100 airports across Europe, the Middle East and Africa could benefit from new THY routes because of the unique geographical benefits of its rocketing Istanbul hub.

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

EURO ANNIES 2011: Airport Awards

Italy again featured high in the airport prizes – Venice Marco Polo for the most new carriers, while Bari and Trapani both secured Traffic Growth Prizes. Moscow Domodedovo gained the Most New Routes, while Istanbul Atatürk and Schiphol share the valuable title for Most New Non-European Routes.