The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has informed the airlines that Sabiha Gökçen Airport will not be permitted for additional flights.
SözcüAccording to the news in; “Lack of capacity and traffic density were shown as the reason for the decision. THY had taken its domestic flights from Sabiha Gökçen in the past few days and transferred its international flights to Anadolujet. Thus, many flights of Turkish Airlines have passed to Istanbul Airport. With the absence of an additional flight permit, citizens will be directed to Istanbul Airport.
The General Directorate of Civil Aviation, affiliated to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, announced that Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport would not be granted additional flight permits, citing its capacity.
Some citizens have preferred Sabiha Gökçen more frequently in the last year due to the difficulty of transportation to the Third Airport. On the other hand, Turkish Airlines decided to withdraw domestic flights from Sabiha Gökçen.
'CARE ACTIVITIES AND TRAFFIC DENSITY ...'
The following expressions were used in the Tweet sent by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation:
Due to the ongoing maintenance activities and traffic intensity, additional frequency / new line flight applications for domestic / foreign, scheduled / non-scheduled, seasonal / individual flight permits to Sabiha Gökçen Airport
It will not be evaluated as appropriate by our General Directorate.
- Civil Aviation GM (@SHGM) January 16, 2020