İGA Istanbul Airport Signs 'Sister Airport' Agreement

IGA Istanbul Airport Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kardes Airport
İGA Istanbul Airport Signs 'Sister Airport' Agreement

IGA Istanbul Airport, Turkey's gateway to the world and the region's most important global hub, signed a “Sister Airport Memorandum of Understanding” with Airports of Thailand (AOT) in Bangkok and with the Airports Corporation of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh. signed the agreement. Thanks to the cooperation realized, besides the tourism potential of Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam, very important benefits will be offered to the economies of the countries.

IGA Istanbul Airport, one of the most prestigious airports in the world, signed a memorandum of understanding with Airports of Thailand (AOT) to establish a sister airport relationship. It has been announced that the relations between the two countries will gain a new dimension with the cooperation signed by IGA Istanbul Airport CEO Kadri Samsunlu and Airports of Thailand President Nitinai Sirismatthakarn in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of Airports of Thailand, stated that he was honored to come together on behalf of his companies due to this important event where the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between AOT and IGA Istanbul Airport. I would like to express my gratitude to IGA and IGA senior managers. Today's signing ceremony will undoubtedly strengthen the relationship between AOT and IGA.”

IGA Istanbul Airport also signed another “Sister Airport” agreement in Vietnam. The “Sister Airport” agreement signed with Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam was signed by IGA Istanbul Airport CEO Kadri Samsunlu and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) President Lai Xuan Thanh and Vice President Nguyen Quoc Phuong. .

Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) President Lai Xuan Thanh said, “As Airports Corporation of Vietnam, we are honored to sign a Sister Airport agreement with IGA Istanbul Airport. This is a great opportunity for us these days when we witness the rapid recovery of civil aviation and tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic. Turkey is a key bridge connecting Asia and Europe, and Vietnam is strengthening its position as a hub, especially in Southeast Asia and Pacific Asia. This cooperation will encourage the discovery of new routes between the two regions and increase trade and investment opportunities.

“We believe in the importance of close partnership relations and the power of common sense…”

Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of IGA Istanbul Airport, came together to develop cooperation in the field of aviation between the three countries, which are among the most important destinations of world tourism; He expressed that he is happy to sign the 'Sister Airport Memorandum of Understanding' between Airports of Thailand (AOT) and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and IGA Istanbul Airport. Samsunlu said, “The center of gravity of the global economy is shifting from the West to the East. With its young and prospering population of over 4.4 billion, Asia has a significant potential with its tourism potential and dynamic economies. Today, we live in an economic order where what is produced in the east is consumed in the west. This week, our new sister airports, with which we are happy to cooperate, are within the Southeast Asian region; It manages nearly 30 airports, including the world's leading tourism destinations such as Bangkok, Phuket and Hanoi. I believe that there are important opportunities between Southeast Asia and Turkey and that there are opportunities to grow their economies. As of our geographical location, at the intersection of Europe, the Middle East and Africa destinations, while managing a strong flight network with 82 airlines, our airport hosts only 6 Asian airlines from the world's largest aviation continent (50% of them after the opening of İGA Istanbul Airport). We expect much more intense flight traffic to the west in the medium term from Asia, which we believe has a very high growth potential. Our goal here is to be the first point to start flying in Europe. The new Kardes Airport collaborations that we signed today will enable new flights to start to IGA Istanbul Airport and the connection of new traffic from South Asia and indirectly Asia Pacific regions to IGA Istanbul Airport and contribute to our country's economy by leading thousands of tourists to come to our country via our city Istanbul. . On behalf of İGA Istanbul Airport, which believes in the importance of close stakeholder relations and the power of common sense, I wish that our Asia-oriented growth strategy, which we started in China and South Korea and now expanded with Thailand (AOT) and Vietnam (ACV), will be beneficial for our countries, industry and institutions.” made a statement.

Sister airport agreements formally summarize the process by which airports share technical, commercial and environmental best practices. Sister airport agreements; It covers processes such as establishing joint working groups to collaborate in a wide variety of fields such as airport management, customer service, construction, planning, operations, information technology and sustainable development. While this program does not bind the parties, the general managers of member airports meet once a year to exchange ideas. IGA Istanbul Airport has previously signed a sister airport agreement with Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) from South Korea, Beijing Airports Group (CAH) and Shanghai Airports Group (SAA) from China, and Copenhagen Airports (CPH) from Denmark.

Günceleme: 02/12/2022 16:52

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