Speaking at the panel discussion titled "The Impacts of New Airport Projects on the Growth of Airport Operators", TAV Group President & CEO Şener expressed that TAV Construction carried out runway and infrastructure works at Muscat Airport. Highlighting that they have put their signature on various projects in the region, Şener underlined that the sector will continue its growth in the region. Şener said "The axis of the world economy has been shifting towards the East which is an undeniable fact. We can say that the growth in the region will continue. To give examples from Atatürk Airport, we only had 10 million passengers when we began our operations in 2000. The airport currently serves 57 million passengers. We have experienced a significant acceleration. Furthermore, when we consider Atlanta Heathrow or Charles de Gaulle airports, their growth rate has been 1-2 per cent for many years. We can say that they are at saturation point. It is fair to say that the growth will continue in the regions. According to Airports Council International (ACI) data, there are 5 billion passengers worldwide at the moment. This figure will reach 10 billion in the following years. Most of the growth will be in the East. Both airlines and airports will grow but airports will become commercial enterprises rather than being infrastructure investments solely. According to the data of the sector players, there are new trends in the aviation sector. The number of point to point flights and new destinations will increase and the role of airports within transportation will expand."