Posted on 16 July 2010
The long awaited and controversial Gazipasa airport at Alanya has finally crossed the finish line of being opened; tickets are now on sale on Borajet.com for daily flights between the airport and Istanbul. The first flights into and out of the airport, as well as the likely future they signal could be massively beneficial to the Alanya property market according to Spot Blue.
"In the short term we can look forward to increased accessibility in the form of connecting flights and in the long term we can look forward to international airlines following Borajet into the airport when the runways can take larger aircraft. Who knows, we may even see some flights from short-haul destinations in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Egypt. Flights from cities in any one of these countries could easily benefit the Alanya property market," said the firm’s director Julian Walker.
The firm also highlighted the belief that having to travel from Antalya airport, an hour away by car, was a major put-off for foreign holiday home buyers, who may now take a fresh look at Alanya property.
As regular readers of this blog will know, we have followed the story of the Gazipasa airport since it was taken over by operators TAV, because they seemed the most likely to actually get the airport open than anyone has for years.
The Borajet flights into and out of the airport prove its appeal to airlines, and make it likely that international airports will be equally quick to benefit from the airport’s proximity to the touristic attraction of Alanya, once the runway expansions allow bigger jets to land – this is due to be completed next year according to TAV.