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iGA Istanbul Airport "Airport of the Year" for The Fourth Time in 5 Years

Issue 24 - 2024
iGA Istanbul Airport

iGA Istanbul Airport received the "Airport of the Year" award at the "Air Transport Awards 2024". In its five years of operation, the airport has received the prize four times, demonstrating its remarkable achievement.

The awards were presented at the prestigious Air Transport Awards ceremony, known as the only international event that honours all main categories of the global aviation industry.

At the ceremony held in Ekali, Greece, the "Airport of the Year" award was presented to the CEO of iGA Istanbul Airport, Selahattin Bilgen. iGA Istanbul Airport was named as "Airport of the Year" ahead of its international competitors in 2021, 2022 and 2023, and has achieved this success for the fourth consecutive time.

Organised annually by Hermes - Air Transport Organisation, ATN (Air Transport News) and ALA (America Latina Aeronoticias), the Air Transport Awards are organised by a special committee elected by leading aviation industry organisations such as Airports Council International (ACI), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The awards, which comprise 14 aviation sectors, are presented to individuals, institutions and companies that contribute to the development of the industry. The winners are determined by a vote involving more than 4,000 Air Transport News readers and aviation industry executives.

CEO of iGA Istanbul Airport, Selahattin Bilgen, in his speech at the ceremony, said:" "We at iGA Istanbul Airport are incredibly grateful to have received this prestigious award for the fourth consecutive year. Being recognized as the Airport of the Year is a testimonial to the dedication and never-ending efforts of our entire team, who continuously strive for excellence in every facet of our airport's operations. Together, we aim to set new standards of efficiency, sustainability, innovation and passenger satisfaction. To that end, we've set even more ambitious targets for 2024, this award reaffirms our sincere commitment to providing world-class services and we are honored to be acknowledged as the best in the industry. We thank the Air Transport Awards team for this honor and intend to continue delivering the best possible service for our stakeholders and passengers.''

Air Transport News Director General and CEO, Dr Kostas Iastrou, said "iGA Istanbul Airport has proven to be a resilient and innovative aviation hub despite all the challenges faced by the aviation industry since the Covid-19 pandemic. It has rapidly reached pre-pandemic figures in passenger numbers and has become a leading global hub by increasing airline diversity. This award is a reflection of the dedicated work of airport employees and the pleasant travel experience they strive to offer their guests."

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