Turkey’s Istanbul Airport has signed agreements with the international airports of the People’s Republic of China and South Korea.
The airport has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Airport Authority, which operates Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airports in China, and with Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
Istanbul has also reached sister airport agreements with Beijing Capital International Airport and the recently inaugurated Beijing Daxing International Airport.
The agreements are intended to facilitate effective mutual communication, sharing information, workforce rotation training and joint marketing activities, and to improve customer experience services.
Participating airports will share their management, operations and general business experience, as well as exchanging information on terminal management, airside management, commercial management, architectural design, route development and electronic methods.
Kadri Samsunlu, CEO and chairman of the Executive Board at iGA Airport Operations, said “Our target is to take a much larger share from the passenger traffic to Europe, and to contribute to the Turkish tourism industry. We aim to welcome one million tourists from the People’s Republic of China to our country within five years, and to turn Istanbul Airport into a transfer point for the approximately 15 million Chinese passengers traveling to Europe