Qatar Airways which has been selected as “The Best Airline in the World” 5 times and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (ISG) held a special surprise greeting ceremony for its millionth passenger on Tuesday, December 10th. İrem Şeker, landed at IGS with her husband traveling in via Doha, and was greeted with applause when she got off the plane and was informed that she was the millionth passenger flying with Qatar Airways to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. A round-trip ticket from ISG to Doha was given as a gift to the married couple by Ferit Aksun, Qatar Airways Country Manager Eastern Europe South. Other passengers on the plane were also welcomed with traditional Turkish delights and refreshments.
Ferit Aksun, Qatar Airways Country Manager Eastern Europe South: “Qatar Airways is happy to celebrate our fifth anniversary of operating from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, as well as welcoming our one millionth passenger. We have further strengthened our commitment to the Turkish market this year by opening a route to Izmir and we hope to continue our growing relationship in the upcoming years.”
Ersel Goral, ISG CEO: “We are proud of our partnership with Qatar Airways and serving our passengers through our airport and facilities. We have come a long way since we started this journey with Qatar Airways 5 years ago. Qatar Airways’ presence here has supported us in achieving further growth as well as strengthened ISG’s position as one of the major airports in Europe. In the upcoming years, we hope that this partnership will continue to bring further success to both Qatar Airways and ISG. Qatar Airways’ strong network and high service quality together with ISG’s superior terminal facilities will provide great advantages to our passengers.”
The cake cutting ceremony was held after the speeches and Qatar Airways and ISG officials exchanged gifts.
In Turkey, Qatar Airways with its flights from/to Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Ankara Esenboğa Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Adana Airport and seasonally from/to Bodrum and Antalya Airports, connects many destinations from Turkey to the world. Qatar Airways will start flying to/from Trabzon as of May 20, 2020 and will increase its number of routes to 8 in Turkey.