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Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen “The Best Airport of the Year”

Issue 3 - 2020
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen  “The Best Airport of the Year”

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) was selected as the “Best Airport of the Year” by CAPA, one of the world`s leading aviation organizations.

ISG was awarded with the “Best Airport of the Year” thanks to its great contributions to the aviation sector on a global scale and having served over 30 million passengers during the year.

The achievements of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport - Turkey`s second largest airport - were deemed worthy of many national and international awards. Approaching the end of 2019, ISG was awarded by the Aviation Awards for Excellence, which has been given by the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) since 2002. At the Aviation Awards for Excellence, ISG was selected as the “Best Airport of the Year” with its global contributions to the aviation industry and over 30 million passengers throughout the year. The Aviation Awards for Excellence were given in 10 different categories which were determined by an independent international jury. Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport was deemed worthy of an award by being selected among airports that served 30 million passengers and above.

Göral:“We will play an important role in making Istanbul one of the world`s mega aviation centers”

At the award ceremony held at the CAPA World Aviation Summit in Malta, ISG’s CEO Ersel Göral received the award from the CAPA Chairman Emeritus Peter Harbison. In his speech at the award ceremony, Göral said, “We are honored to receive this valuable award by CAPA, which recognizes the extraordinary growth story of ISG. It is also important for us that this award coincides with the 10th year of our terminal building, which has served more than 200 million passengers so far, and which has increased more than 6 times during that time. Today, as Turkey`s 2nd and Europe`s 12th busiest airport, we currently serve more than 35 million passengers per year. Located 40 kilometers from the city center, ISG has become the city airport of Istanbul after the opening of Istanbul Airport and the closing of Ataturk Airport. Following the completion of access roads and the metro line, the launch of the second runway and a new terminal building within next year, we will play an important role in making Turkey and Istanbul one of the world`s mega aviation hubs.”

ISG was selected as the "Airport of the Year" at the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in 2014 in the 15-25 million-passenger category, and "The World`s Best Airport" by the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in 2010. This year, ISG won first place in the “Airports” category of the A.L.F.A Awards, where brands offering the best customer experience were awarded, and received the Business Support Services Award of the Year given by Fortune Magazine, one of the world`s leading multinational business publications.


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