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Bodrum International Airport Traffic Grew 11% in 2010

Istanbul is currently one of the highest profile cities in the world, what, with its economy and property market booming, construction booming, employment growing faster than any other city in the world (Brookings Institute 2010) and one of the fastest growing populations in the world as well. As a result...

Posted on 25 May 2011

Both Istanbul Airports Win in the ANNIES 2011 Awards

Both of Istanbul's airports have won awards in the ANNIES 2011 by leading airport data collation service Anna.Aero. Istanbul Ataturk was joint winner of the "Airport with the most new non-European routes" award, having added 8 new routes and lost one to Islamabad in the last year. The new routes...

Posted on 20 May 2011

Alanya Gazipasa Welcomes first International Flight

The well known if not semi-famous Gazipasa airport welcomed its long awaited first international commercial flight at the end of last month. A Transavia Boeing 737 landed from Holland at around 21:00 on the 27th of April, following 2 triumphant pass-overs. The event was a joyous celebration, with the fire...

Posted on 04 May 2011

Turkish Airport Traffic Continuing 2010’s Strong Growth into 2011

Anna.Aero has just published a table of growth in traffic to Turkey's airports, and it makes for very interesting reading. According to the data Turkish airport traffic grew 10.8% year on year in January, and 17.5% (why does that number take me back to happier times) year on year in...

Posted on 18 March 2011

Gazipasa Airport Looks Set for International Launch in 2011

"This year it looks like is gonna be the real full force launch and that is with a blast." Those are the words of Murat Sen, a senior member of TAV staff at the Gazipasa airport near Alanya. At present, people wishing to visit Alanya must fly in via Antalya,...

Posted on 10 March 2011

Istanbul Airport Traffic up 70% in 2010

Traffic through the Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airport grew by an incredible 70% last year compared to 2009 according to data from air traffic data collation website Anna.Aero. Even more incredibly this growth saw the airport become the second fastest growing in the world, beaten only by the airport at Kaunus...

Posted on 11 February 2011

Turkish Airlines Now Fourth Largest Carrier in Europe

This year Turkey has been named as the number one hottest investment destination by Write About Property and the number one tourism destination by Homes Overseas. To add to this list of accolades: Turkish Airlines is now the fourth largest flagship airline in Europe after Lufthansa, Air France and British...

Posted on 06 January 2011

Rumours Gazipasa Airport Closed are False – Spokesperson

We at Spot Blue are happy to report that rumours about the Gazipasa airport being closed again are 100% false. A spokesperson for airport operator TAV told us that the scheduled flights are still running between Gazipasa and Istanbul Sabiha Gocken, although they have been reduced to twice per week...

Posted on 25 November 2010

New Flights to boost Istanbul Property Market

Kazakhstan airline Air Astana has announced that it will commence running new once weekly flights to Istanbul. This is the latest in a succession of announcements that increase the accessibility of Istanbul, with a series of expanded routes this year culminating in a third airport being green-lighted for the city....

Posted on 19 November 2010

Turkish Airlines Open Istanbul to Washington Route – Latest of Many

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has flown to Washington to cut the ribbon and officially launch the airline’s new landmark route between its hub at Istanbul Ataturk and Dulles airport in Washington. The flight will run 6 times per week and connects with Turkish Airline’s star alliance partner United...

Posted on 13 November 2010