Airport operator Malaysia Airports has appointed Berk Albayrak as CEO of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (ISG) in Turkey.
Albayrak was appointed as acting CEO of ISG in April this year and has held various positions at ISG over his 11-year tenure, including chief operating officer and the technical services director.
Albayrak is a civil engineer by profession and was the department manager for Limak and GMR Joint Venture, director of the construction division for DHMI Turkey, and assistant project manager for Baki Group of Companies.
Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, group CEO, Malaysia Airports, said, “We are confident [Albayrak] will lead and further strengthen ISG’s position as a city airport, more so with the encouraging signs of recovery shown by the airport in terms of traffic movements. Recently, ISG was ranked as the 4th busiest airport in Europe by the Airports Council International (ACI) and showed encouraging recovery for 1H21 by recording 53% of the total passenger traffic movements at pre-Covid-19 levels.”