Istanbul Grand Airport continues to win awards in the international arena while being the leader among the best airports in Turkey!
Istanbul Airport won Europe’s Best Airport and Accessible Airport awards at the 17th ACI Europe Awards in Switzerland in 2021. The awards are annually organized by the Airports Council International (ACI).
The airport has been consecutively winning awards because of being among the best airports in the world. In this period when the entire aviation industry is going through a major test due to the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, these awards continue to increase the prestige of Turkey.
EUROPE’S MOST ACCESSIBLE AIRPORT IS ISTANBUL GRAND AIRPORT
In 2021, the judges of the ACI Europe Awards appreciated the innovative solutions towards accessibility in New Istanbul Airport. For instance; barrier-free concept, special passenger service points, loud steps are among the features that meet all the accessibility standards.
Priority entrance, accessible elevator, very special guest card, sign language assistance services, and many more… These services have caused the airport to win the valuable award at the 17th ACI Europe Awards!
IGA CEO ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ACI EUROPE
IGA CEO Kadri Samsunlu has become a member of the board of directors at the ACI Europe Annual General Assembly! Samsunlu is the first and only board member from Turkey. During his speech, he stated that they take firm steps forward without deviating from their sustainability targets during the epidemic period.
He also noted that they plan to have zero emissions in all operations until 2050. Besides, strengthening ACI’s relationship with the Turkish aviation industry at all levels and easing travel restrictions are among their priority targets.