About Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (IAGIA) is one of two international airports serving Istanbul, Turkey. The airport was built to cope with booming passenger demand and is located 35km Southeast of central Istanbul.
In 2008, Malaysia Airports, together with its consortium partners Limak Group (LIMAK) and GMR Infrastructure Limited (GMR), signed an implementation agreement with the Turkish's Ministry of Defence and subsequently took over the operations of the ISGIA in May 2008. The concession tenure is for a period of 20 years.
It has a single runway (3,000m) and serves almost all major international airlines. It was designed to handle 25 million passengers per year. The airport was recognized for its fast traffic growth and honoured with the Airport Traffic Growth Award by ANNIE for 2 consecutive years in 2010 and 2011. It was also voted as the World's Best Airport at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London in 2010.
ISGIA is the world's largest seismically isolated building, meaning the building moves side-to-side during an earthquake. The whole building moves as a single unit, preventing damage from uneven forces acting on the structure.
UPDATE ON klia2 - FOURTH DAY OPERATIONS
06 May 2014
Kuala Lumpur, 6 May 2014 - klia2 has now operated for 4 full days successfully with Malindo Airways, Lion Air, Tiger Airways International and Cebu Pacific Airways. In the last 24 hours from 12.01am on 5 May until 12.01am on 6 May, a total of 46 flights movement and 6,140 passengers were recorded for both international and...