Stating that the limited opportunities in Ordu Giresun Airport flight flights continue to infuriate citizens who travel domestically and internationally, Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Hasan Çakırmelikoğlu said that, with a static population of more than 1 million 200 thousand, with a population of nearly 3 million expatriates, the country is one of the few in the country as well as its region. He pointed out that the air transportation demands of Giresun and Ordu, which have social and economic potential, should be taken into consideration.
Noting that 135 flights were realized in just one day, coinciding with the Eid-al-Adha in neighboring provinces, is a pleasing circulation for the country and the region, Giresun TSO President Hasan Çakırmelikoğlu said, “On the same date, 26 movements were observed on the day when Ordu-Giresun Airport had the busiest flights. 160 km between them. The basis of such a clear and obvious difference in movement between the two airports that are distant from each other is the supply imbalance (the number of flights is kept low) rather than the low demand. The main reason for this is the inadequacy of flights from Ordu and Giresun regions to Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Cyprus, especially to Istanbul and Ankara, and the lack of direct flights from EU countries such as Germany, where the expatriate density is high, even in summer.
It is possible with additional flights that Ordu-Giresun Airport, which has been in high demand since the day it was opened but operates with a low capacity due to the insufficient number of flights, can operate with high capacity and such an investment made from national wealth is not kept idle. Despite the fact that the demand for the business worlds of Ordu and Giresun is always at high levels and we have commitments for this, the insufficient number of flights is unfortunate for both provinces with a fixed population of 1 million 200 thousand and an expatriate (moving) population of close to 3 million. Our expectation is that the deputies of our region, especially Giresun, will approach the problem more sensitively and find a solution for the demands to be implemented as soon as possible.”