Istanbul Atatürk Airport was granted “The airport with the most new long-haul routes” title at the 6th Euro Annies Awards organized by anna.aero, the leading news website in aviation industry. Increasing the number of long-haul routes from 36 to 40, Atatürk Airport received the winning title at Euro Annies 2015, where the best players of the aviation sector are awarded. Moreover, Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport received the title of “The fastest growing airport” in Europe under the category of airports welcoming between 100,000 and 1 million passengers. In 2014, Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport achieved a growth rate of 115 per cent.
TAV Airports Vice President Kemal Ünlü stated, “Being one of the world's most significant hubs, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to expand its destination network. Providing service to 422,000 aircraft and 57 million passengers in 2014, Atatürk Airport was ranked the fourth airport of Europe and 13th airport of the world. Today, 128 airline companies launch flights to 276 domestic and international destinations from Atatürk Airport. Our devoted works carried out together with all of our stakeholders, particularly with General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), Turkish Airlines and General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SHGM) will continue to win recognition. Furthermore, we are glad that TAV-operated Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport, which has achieved an increasing growth trend, has been presented the title of ‘The fastest growing airport’ in its own category.”
In 2014, the number of long-haul flights launched from Atatürk Airport increased from 36 to 40 with the new flights of Turkish Airlines. Direct reciprocal flights to Manila, Taipei Taoyuan, San Francisco and Jakarta have been launched. Besides, Gazipaşa Airport provided service to 726,000 passengers achieving a growth rate of 115 per cent compared to 2013.
Organized by Anna.aero, aviation news and analysis website based in the UK, Euro Annies Awards are given with consideration and fair examination of the data and the business development and growth performances of airports and airlines. Whilst Istanbul Atatürk Airport was selected as the “The Airport with the Most New Routes” by including 20 new routes to its flight network last year, it was granted ‘The Fastest Growing Airport’ of Europe title in its own category for its 21 per cent growth in 2013.