Articles Tagged ‘Istanbul’

Pegasus has 2,763 flights and 170 routes next week

Pegasus has 2,763 flights and 170 routes next week

Pegasus’ flights are down by just 25% YOY. It has 105 international routes, yet its domestic network has rebounded strongest. We examine its network.

Belavia grew 90% since 2015; has 43 routes + 614 flights week starting 15 Sept.

Belavia grew 90% since 2015; has 43 routes + 614 flights week starting 15 Sept.

Belarus’ Belavia is not an airline that’s often discussed, but it’s doing interesting things – and it has grown rapidly.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen's Gerald Ong: 'COVID-19 enables full rehabilitation & refurbishment'

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen’s Gerald Ong: ‘COVID-19 enables full rehabilitation & refurbishment’

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen added 30m seats between 2010 & 2019. Given this, we chat with Gerald Ong, Director of Marketing, about what it’s doing amid COVID-19.


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.