2. Istanbul Hub Seminar (2016)
Date: 14 April 2016
Venue: Özyeğin University
Main Question: What are the airline strategies for the opening of the new airport in Istanbul?
Seminar organizers: Leyla Adiloğlu, Cem Ersoz, Mehmet Erturk, Lale Kaplan, Luis Martin-Domingo, Özge Peksatıcı
General Abstract (summary)
The 2nd Istanbul Hub Seminar discussed airline strategies for the opening of Istanbul new airport. After Ataturk International Airport (IST – on the European Side of Istanbul) and Sabiha International Airport (SAW – on the Asian side of Istanbul) have been one of the fastest growing airports in the recent years with a combined traffic of 90 Million passengers in 2015 (Source: DHMI). Both airports have reached the limit in capacity and the difficulty of expanding for Ataturk airport made the Turkish Government to define a greenfield airport project. Istanbul new airport continuous its plan to be open in 2018 and aims to become the largest airport in the world with a planned capacity of 150 million passengers.
The concession company of the new airport (IGA) presented during the seminar the latest status and plans with the construction of the new airport. The two largest airlines operating out of Istanbul (Turkish airlines and Pegasus airlines) were sharing their strategies for the new opening. The seminar also included some of the legal implications of the new infrastructure and different examples of airlines strategies from around the world in cities with more than one airport.
Keywords: Ozyegin University, Aviation, Istanbul, Hub, Airport, Airlines, Strategies
Keynote (2016-04-14)The introduction to the seminar by Rector Dr. Geçtürk highlighted three elements: 1) The Istanbul Hub Seminar organization came only few days after the organizers changed the status from School of Aviation to Faculty of ...
(2016-04-14)Dr. Kotil introduced aviation as on of the best business in the world, that will doubled the number of passengers in 20 years and triple in Turkey. Among the different regions of the word Africa and Asia were highlighted ...
(2016-04-14)Mr Irfan Gündüz started his speech by stating that the Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) is aimed to be opened in the beginning of 2018. He further stated the new airport project is conducted on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) ...
(2016-04-14)The presentation includes some of basic principles which take into account that politics, economics and law are very much interrelated to each other. The second part highlights the legal and political challenges of the new ...
(2016-04-14)Dr. Mendes de Leon as legal professor and expert in aviation touched on several legal aspects that Turkey’s airports, airlines and authorities could think when preparing for the opening of the new airport.
(2016-04-14)A lot of airlines in the world fly from more than just one airport in a single city. Examples to such airlines may be British Airways (BA), operating from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and London City (LCY) ...
(2016-04-14)Ms. Güliz Öztürk, Chief Commercial Officer at Pegasus Airlines, opened her speech, drawing attention to the development of the sector before she went on to discuss the current state of the Turkish aviation sector and future ...
Round table & closing of 2nd Istanbul Hub Seminar airline strategies for the opening of the new airport in Istanbul (2016-04-14)The round table included most of the speakers of the seminar and covered the following topics: Extra capacity for the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International airport, implication of bilateral agreements multilateral agreements ...