According to the İGA statement, the success of İGA Istanbul Airport, Turkey’s gateway to the world, continues to be pointed out in the days when airline companies in Europe and the USA are going through difficult times.
According to the news in the Nikkei Marketing Journal, Turkish aviation industry players were able to respond to the sudden revival in demand, especially during the peak of the Kovid-19 crisis, thanks to the fact that most of the employees of public enterprises were not allowed to leave their jobs. Another point mentioned in the newspaper is that at IGA Istanbul Airport, where countless planes land and take off at the same time, there is no trace of chaos despite the crowd at the terminal.
On the other hand, it was noted that the rapid increase in the number of passengers did not cause any disruption in operational processes.
Although it is emphasized in the news in Nikkei Marketing Journal that a decrease is expected in the number of tourists coming from these two countries in 2022 due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, both of which are important markets for Turkey, the number of passengers from these two countries is expected to decrease by IGA, which is responsible for the management of Istanbul Airport. was expected.
In the news, which was told that tourism has become a priority in Turkey, it was stated that only foreign tourists were allowed to go out during the quarantine and the influx of tourists to the country continued.
The French newspaper Les Echos also reported that Turkish Airlines has benefited more than ever from the increased capacity of IGA Istanbul Airport, which was opened in 2018.
Although it is too early to specify a precise place in the passenger traffic ranking, it was underlined that IGA Istanbul Airport is still ahead of London Heathrow, Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam and Frankfurt airports in terms of international traffic in May and June.
UNWTO and Forbes Travel also cited Istanbul Airport as an example
Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), whose views were included in the statement, stated that Turkey is one of the leading destinations and significant investments have been made in tourism infrastructure.
Pololikashvili said, “Turkey is undoubtedly one of the leading tourism destinations. In recent years, significant investments have been made in tourism infrastructure. The most striking of these is IGA Istanbul Airport.” made its assessment.
Pololikashvili pointed out that Turkey has the professional human resources and tourism regions it needs in order to attract more visitors this year and for the coming years.
Amanda Frasier, Head of Forbes Travel Guide Rating, also stated that the investments made by some destinations in the infrastructure and public transportation systems for the airports are commendable efforts, adding that Istanbul has a great new airport and that some international routes make transportation much more convenient.
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