Posted on 30 July 2009
The Gazipasa airport is finally open for business. The first (private) flight landed into the airport on the 22nd of this month.
The airport has been the cause of much controversy and rumour in the past, each time the reports would come in that the airport was going to open, and each time disappointment would reign as the reports failed to materialise.
Well this time it is different, TAV have the right to operate the airport for 25 years, and are currently developing it. Currently the airport is serving only private jets, but has the capacity to serve full capacity airliners, including Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s, once the land surrounding the runways is properly cleared and the 90feet high security fence is completed.
The airport will provide a nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of Turkey’s main airports, and will be the closest airport to the massively popular tourism destination of Alanya.
Spot Blue have properties right next to Gazipasa airport itself, director Julian Walker said:
“We are glad that the Gazipasa airport is proceeding well, and can’t wait until it is fully operational. Turkey is a constantly growing into one of the most popular destinations in the world with tourists from around the world. This leads to improved accessibility, which then in turn further increases tourism. The Gazipasa airport will no doubt become an important part of this cycle.”
The airport operators TAV have said that they are in talks with Germanwings, Ryanair and Hamburg International airlines, which operate out of some of Turkey’s largest tourism markets. This airport could potentially add thousands onto Alanya property values, and also increase occupancy of Alanya holiday properties.