Date: 26 March 2015
Venue: Ozyegin University
Main Question: How Istanbul plans to become a major aviation center?
Seminar organizers: Leyla Adiloğlu, Mehmet Ertürk, Luis Martin-Domingo, Özge Peksatıcı
General Abstract (summary)
The seminar discussed about the multi airport hub system of the vibrant city of Istanbul with a combined group of speakers from the academia and the industry. Istanbul is one of the fastest growing air transport markets in the word. Important players are Turkish airlines as the main operator of Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, where it holds its hub and is the airline serving the largest number of international destinations in the word. Istanbul second airport Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is the home base of the super low cost carrier Pegasus and hub hub as it connects passengers.
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 80,5 Million passengers in 2014 (Source: GDSAA). Both airports are reaching the limit on capacity and the difficulty of expanding Ataturk made the Turkish Government to define a greenfield airport project. Istanbul New Airport is a new airport project already started that aims to become the largest airport in the world with a planned capacity of 150 million passengers.

Recent Submissions

  • Keynote 

    Gençtürk, Esra (Ozyegin University, 2015-03-26)
    The seminar was introduced highlighting the importance of the Air Transport Sector as and strategic sector for Turkey. Also the importance of establishing strong links between business and education, where student get ...
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    Dursun, M. E. (Özyeğin University, 2015-03-26)
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    Durmaz, V. (Özyeğin University, 2015-03-26)
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    Graham, A. (Özyeğin University, 2015-03-26)
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  • Istanbul New Airport 

    Genç, M. (Özyeğin University, 2015-03-26)
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  • Round Table & Discussion 

    Küçükönal, Hatice; Martin-Domingo, Luis (Özyeğin University, 2015-03-26)
    The transition of the actual two airports system (Istanbul Ataturk - IST and Sabiha Gokcen - SAW), with the capacity shortages, into the new airport System (Istanbul New Airport and Sabiha Gokcen) was discussed. The optimal ...

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