The project raising young people’s dreams towards the sky receives award from London

Even before İstanbul New Airport (INA) starts operations it has won several prestigious awards. The latest comes with the second annual “İstanbul Inter-High School Model Airplane Training and Competition” organized by İGA this year was given Silver medal in Community Commitment category at The International CSR Excellence Awards that recognizes social responsibility projects of sensitive corporations.

When complete, Istanbul New Airport is set to employ 225 thousand people both directly and indirectly. The Airport continues to receive national and international awards with corporate social responsibility and investment programs, while positioning Turkey as an aviation hub.

This year, İGA organized the second annual “İstanbul Inter-High School Model Airplane Competition” in partnership with Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education and Istanbul Technical University (ITU). The International CSR Excellence Awards, assessing social responsibility projects worldwide with an independent jury, awarded the competition Silver medal in Community Commitment category.

In a recent statement, Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of İGA Airports Construction expressed his great joy over the award. Akçayoğlu said: “Our goal with this project was to grow our youth’s interest in aviation and thereby contribute to the development of a qualified workforce in this field. We take pride in the prospect of flying in the near future with airplanes to be engineered by our youth, and equipping our airport with technological equipment to be designed by them. We hope that the Model Airplane Competition project, which earned us this prize, will set a model for other corporations, and we accept this award on behalf of İGA Family and the young people who joined our program. İstanbul New Airport has received numerous awards around the globe as early as in the construction phase in areas of design, architecture, corporate social responsibility and technology. These awards prove that we are on the right track and boost our motivation.”

Other awards recently received include:
“Future projects – Infrastructure” award at the World Architectural Festival
“Architecture Award 2016”, granted by Chicago Athenaeum: European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
Young Leaders’ and Entrepreneurs’ Association Social Responsibility Award
Turkey Bonds & Loans Yearly Transport Finance Credit Award 2016.
“Best Cost-Efficiency Award” at IDC Turkey 2017 with “Internet of Things Application Project”