Message From the Board of Directors

Istanbul Airport will start operations on October 29th, 2018, the 95th anniversary of the foundation of our Republic, and will represent Turkey in a way that befits its commercial and touristic potential and the Turkish people. Already awarded for its design and value-added projects before its opening, the name of Istanbul Airport will be written in golden letters in the history of aviation as "the world's largest airport built from scratch."

Turkey aims to take its place among the leading countries in the world with breakthroughs in the aviation sector. Meanwhile, at İGA, we take pride in undertaking construction and operation of the largest “Build-Operate-Transfer” project in the history of the Republic of Turkey.

We will manage operations at Istanbul Airport within global vision for 25 years. When all phases are completed, the airport will host 200 million passengers and become the meeting point for 5 continents where the east and the west meet. It will be a hub where flights to 300 different destinations will take off, with one third of the world population flying to Turkey for the first time.  

On its journey to become “the hub for global aviation”, Istanbul Airport will emerge as a strong player in cargo transportation as the trade axis shifts to the Asia-Pacific region. Istanbul Airport will render Turkey an attraction center not only in passenger transport but also in trade.

Istanbul Airport will distinguish itself from a myriad of other build-operate-transfer projects thanks to the added value it will offer for the Turkish economy. Following the completion of all phases in 2025, the total direct and indirect employment will go as high as 225,000 employees and the household income will rise up to 4.4 billion dollars.

We now present Istanbul Airport, the new hub of international aviation providing added value to the Turkish economy, offering a state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and introducing innovation to improve passenger experience, for both Turkey and the world to enjoy.

Board of Directors