Yenişehir Airport, Erzurum, Muş and Trabzon flights, which were suspended due to the pandemic, started with the first flight between Trabzon and Bursa. With the commencement of the flights, the line numbered 80 of BURULAŞ, which provides transportation service from the city center to Yenişehir Airport, also started the flights.
In order to use the International Yenişehir Airport more actively, the contacts of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, AK Party Bursa Deputies and the AK Party Provincial Directorate have yielded results, and Turkish Airlines travels from Bursa to Ankara, Trabzon, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Muş with almost 100 percent occupancy. had started. However, due to the coronavirus epidemic that affected the whole world in March last year, THY stopped cross flights in domestic lines. While THY started flights to Ağrı, Batman, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Erzincan, Erzurum, Hatay, Iğdır, Kars, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Trabzon, Van and Sivas airports as of June 1, 2020, which is called the new normal, Bursa Yenişehir Airport was excluded from the flight schedule. . After the visit of Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş, AK Party Deputy Mustafa Esgin and AK Party Provincial Chairman Davut Gürkan to Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board of Directors İlker Aycı, it was decided that Yenişehir Airport will be included in the flight program again. While it was announced that flights from Bursa Yenişehir Airport to Erzurum, Muş and Trabzon before the Ramadan Feast, the flights were postponed to 24 May with the entire closing process due to the pandemic.
First time from Trabzon
Mobility has resumed at Yenişehir Airport, which has been closed to flights for a long time due to the pandemic. While the plane, which made the flight from Trabzon to Bursa, landed at Yenişehir Airport, the passengers were welcomed by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, Bursa Deputies Mustafa Esgin, Müfit Aydın, Atilla Ödünç and Osman Mesten and AK Party Provincial Chair Davut Gürkan. While the passengers welcomed with drums, flutes and fiddle were served chestnut candy, the plane that made the Bursa-Erzurum flight took off from Bursa. Following the reopening of Yenişehir Airport to flights, Burulaş's 80 line, which provides transportation from the city center to the airport, started flights simultaneously with the flights. In this way, transportation from Bursa to 80 airports is provided comfortably and without interruption, both by line 3 and by BBbus.
I hope it will continue to increase
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş said that although Bursa residents use Sabiha Gökçen and Istanbul Airports extensively, Yenişehir Airport is of great importance both for the economy of the district and for fast transportation. Stating that Bursa is a complete flower garden with people who migrated from different geographies, Mayor Aktaş said, “In this sense, the absence of airline flights was a deficiency. Thank God it started as of today. I sincerely believe that it will continue to increase. There are these flights 6 days a week, including Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. At this point, our line number 80 will serve at the point of transferring our people from Bursa to the airport and from the airport to Bursa. I hope this service, which will bring our countries and cities closer, will continue to increase without decreasing ”.
We have to protect
AK Party Bursa Provincial Chairman Davut Gürkan also gave information about the works they carried out to start the flights stopped due to the pandemic. Reminding that they visited THY Chairman İlker Aycı and AnadoluJet Chairman Şamil Karakaş together with Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş and Bursa Deputy Mustafa Esgin on March 12, Gürkan said, “In our first meeting, these flights were planned to start as of 8 May. But with the closing process, the flights were postponed until later. Today, we welcomed our plane from Trabzon on our first flight. I would like to thank the Turkish Airlines and AnadoluJet Board of Directors. We would like to thank our deputies, our Deputy Chairman Efkan Ala Bey and our Metropolitan Municipality Mayor for their contributions in this process. But the rest is important. It is very important to own these expeditions. Therefore, both our fellow countrymen associations and NGOs should make all our fellow citizens more sensitive to this issue. We believe that these flights will increase even more and will have better services. If our fellow countrymen associations show the necessary sensitivity on these issues and make their fellow citizens sensitive about this issue, both the occupancy rates of our voyages will increase and our voyages will be increased.
We are working for new lines
Bursa Deputy Müfit Aydın also wished that the trips would be beneficial and heralded that the works for new lines are also continuing. Aydın said, “Especially our brothers from Van, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa may be comfortable. We continue to work on them. I hope a good result will be achieved for them as well. The fact that the Muş trips increased from two to three made our Muşlu brothers, as well as our Bitlis and Bingöllu brothers, very happy. Because it appeals to the whole of that region. Even those who go to Ağrı go through Muş. It goes through Bitlis, Siirt and Muş. In other words, a Muş expedition, including 4-5 provinces, started. Good luck ”he said.
In high demand
Bursa Deputy Mustafa Esgin stated that the discussions about the location of Yenişehir Airport remained 25 years ago and that it was a loss to return to these discussions. Reminding that Yenişehir Airport had to be suspended for 14 months due to the pandemic, Esgin said, “Yenişehir airport is an airport where cross flights are made and Bursa is the first city that opened to flights among all airports in Turkey where cross flights are made. There has been intense demand from our fellow countrymen since yesterday. Apart from our fellow townsmen from Erzurum, Trabzon, and Muş, our countrymen have high demands on Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Samsun, Kayseri, Malatya, Elazığ, Kars, Ağrı, Adıyaman, Adana, Antalya, Cyprus and other airports. Also, this is an international airport. Recently, an agreement has been made with Turkish Airlines, Turkish Cargo. “I hope Bursa's industrial products, vegetables and fruits will be delivered to the world markets from Bursa Yenişehir Airport”.
Bursa Deputy Osman Mesten, reminding that Turkish Airlines is the pride of Turkey on an international scale, thanked everyone who contributed to the resumption of flights from Yenişehir Airport.
Bursa Deputy Atilla Ödünç stated that Bursa is a city that can be reached by sea, air and train.