Articles Tagged ‘Istanbul’

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.

Pegasus expanding internationally with new routes to Romania and Iran; four new 737s delivered in April

Pegasus expanding internationally with new routes to Romania and Iran; four new 737s delivered in April

Turkish LCC Pegasus is expanding rapidly, having already added seven new 737-800s to its fleet in 2011. How is its route network split between domestic and international services and which are the leading country markets it serves? Which new routes is it adding from Istanbul this summer?

Analysis of data at 300 European airports reveals winners and losers in 2010 by airport and country; demand up 4.8%

Analysis of data at 300 European airports reveals winners and losers in 2010 by airport and country; demand up 4.8%

We analyse our updated, downloadable spreadsheet featuring traffic and trend data for 300 European airports. Which airports were among the fastest-growing two years running and which were the fastest-growing (and shrinking) country markets?


Turkish Airlines now #4 among Europe’s flag-carriers; over 20 destinations added from Istanbul in two years

Turkish Airlines now #4 among Europe’s flag-carriers; over 20 destinations added from Istanbul in two years

Now operating more than 150 aircraft, Turkish Airlines is rapidly creating a major hub in Istanbul. How quickly is its transfer traffic growing and which are the airline’s leading country markets? And which sporting teams and stars is it sponsoring to help spread its ‘global’ message?

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe's major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

Barcelona El Prat now fastest growing of Europe’s major airports; Copenhagen and Rome also up more than 10%

With 10 months of data for 2010 we take a closer look at how Europe’s top 16 airports have performed year-on-year. Which is the only one not to have grown in any month so far this year? And which two airports just escaped this fate thanks to October growth?

Air Astana reveals plans to add five new routes this winter; Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan to benefit

Air Astana reveals plans to add five new routes this winter; Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan to benefit

Air Astana will soon be receiving some lovely new E190s and has announced some new routes on which they will operate. Three of the routes are from Almaty, the country’s former capital and growing hub for the airline.