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Istanbul Airport was Awarded ‘World’s Best Airport’

Istanbul Airport was Awarded 'World’s Best Airport'

Last Updated on December 26, 2023 by Ideal Editor

Istanbul Airport was Awarded ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2023

In a spectacular triumph, Istanbul Airport clinched five prestigious awards in the 2023 Global Traveler Tested Reader’s Survey Awards by Global Traveler, earning the title of ‘World’s Best Airport.’ This impressive haul includes the coveted titles of “World’s Best Airport” and “Europe’s Best Airport,” solidifying its position as a global leader in aviation. Istanbul Airport was awarded ‘World’s Best Airport’.

The recognition doesn’t stop there; Global Traveler has also acknowledged Istanbul Airport for having the “Airport with the Best Food and Beverage Area,” the “Best Airport Shopping Experience,” and the “Airport Offering the Best Duty-Free Shopping Experience in Europe.” This triumphant moment underscores IGA Istanbul’s unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional travel experience for passengers from diverse backgrounds.

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Global Traveler magazine’s annual survey, relying on readers’ votes based on real travel experiences, serves as a testament to the airport’s excellence in various aspects of passenger services, from culinary offerings to shopping experiences.

Gökhan Şengül, IGA Istanbul Airport’s Director of Corporate Communications, expressed their dedication to ensuring a top-notch travel experience for all passengers. This commitment to excellence has resulted in Istanbul Airport becoming a beacon of quality in the aviation industry.

Beyond the accolades, Istanbul Airport has witnessed remarkable growth, serving 70.4 million passengers in the first 11 months of 2023, marking an impressive 19 percent increase from the previous year. The international passenger count experienced a notable 21 percent surge, reaching 53.5 million, while the domestic passenger traffic totaled nearly 17 million, indicating a commendable 14 percent rise.

The airport’s commercial plane traffic exhibited robust growth, escalating by 20 percent to exceed 455,000, with international plane traffic witnessing a parallel surge of 21 percent, reaching 341,000, as reported by data from the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ).

Istanbul Airport’s success story continues, shaping its identity as a world-class aviation hub catering to a diverse and growing passenger base. The airport’s commitment to excellence, as recognized by these awards, reinforces its status as a beacon of quality in the aviation industry. As it looks toward the future, Istanbul Airport remains dedicated to providing an unparalleled travel experience for passengers worldwide.

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