Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, said that Turkey's aviation passenger numbers from 15 million to 34 million in the last 210 years out, "Our goal is to reach 450 million passengers." said.
In collaboration with İGA, THY and Boğaziçi University Students Association, “Istanbul Airport Economy: Future and Opportunities Panel” was held in the university's Albert Long Hall Hall.
Minister Turhan Speaking at the opening of the event, Istanbul airport, one of the driving forces of Turkey's future growth story, even said he has the potential to be the most important symbol.
Stating that many scientific studies and reports reveal this, Turhan stated that the importance of air transportation in the world has increased day by day due to other modes of transportation and that passenger and cargo transportation is growing rapidly.
Turhan noted that 38 percent of global trade and 2018 percent of e-commerce were provided by airline, adding that the number of scheduled passengers on flights to 6 million in the world increased by 4,3 percent in 35 and reached 90 billion.
Aviation activities in the world today, only national and regional, not global developments, Turhan said that become one of the most important aspects of development, Turkey's key geographic location in the position where 1,5 billion people, 35 billion dollars in GDP and $ 7 billion trade volume with countries He emphasized that he is within 4 hours flight distance.
In this context, Turhan stated that serious importance was given to aviation during the last 16 years.
“With all this in mind, we have become one of the fastest growing countries in the world with the air transportation policies and activities we have been carrying out since 2003. Today, our country, especially Istanbul, has become one of the largest global transit centers in the world. For this reason, our aviation investment we have made until today has reached 56 billion TL. ”
“The target of 450 million passengers in Turkish aviation”
Minister Turhan stated that Istanbul Airport has built itself with the economic potentials it has and will cover the investment cost. Our airport with such potential. ” he spoke.
The Turkish aviation industry has grown three times the world average, and the number of passengers from 34 million has reached 15 million in the past 210 years, "Our goal is to reach 450 million passengers." used the expression.
Expressing that they have risen to 4th place in Europe and 10th place in the world in the number of passengers, Turhan stated that the amount of cargo carried reached 4 million tons and this figure was 15 thousand tons 964 years ago.
Turhan yesterday, the Universal Postal Union between Tunisia and Turkey (UPI) within the scope of Ecom @ Africa Project "E-Business Cooperation Agreement" signed indicated that, "We signed this agreement in order to establish a center of e-commerce in Istanbul. Kenya, Ivory Republic, South Africa, Somalia follow, and other African countries are in line. 'We want to market our products to the world through e-commerce'. ” said.
Stating that these countries want a place from Istanbul Airport, which can be the new center of e-commerce, Turhan said that this trade can be done through PTT, and that PTT will proceed in the way of becoming a global company such as Amazon and Alibaba, and said, “Istanbul Airport is the epicenter of cargo and e-commerce. it will be." he spoke.
“The aviation sector's turnover increased to 110 billion liras”
Minister Turhan, 11 billion pounds by increasing the turnover of the aviation industry, 110 billion pounds, they have more work to do, the next 20 year around the world more than double the air traffic, the number of passengers served is expected to increase on average annually 4,4.
Explaining that they are working with all their strengths to achieve their medium and long term goals in order to get more shares from this market, Turhan stated that Istanbul Airport is the most concrete step of this.
Turhan, Turkey's Istanbul Airport, which opened new doors to the world, Istanbul's financial center also reported to be globally will provide a major contribution.
Stating that Istanbul Airport has an investment cost of 10 billion 247 million Euros, “The rental price to be paid by the investor is 22 billion 152 million Euros plus VAT. In total, we see that the cost of the project corresponds to a huge economic power of 32 billion 399 million euros. ” used expressions.
“THY's goal is to reach 360 points on the outer line”
Minister Turhan, Turkey's proud aviation brand in the field of aviation THY currently ranked second in the world, noting that awareness, the words continued as follows:
“Today, with its fleet of 332 aircraft; It flies to 51 destinations in 258 countries of the world, 124 of which are domestic and 309 are international. New points are added to this day by day and we plan to increase our international flight point to 360 within this scope. Istanbul Airport has prepared a very solid ground for our great aviation goals. Because Istanbul Airport does not have a capacity problem in terms of meeting passenger and airplane traffic. In addition, we are at the point that will serve all aspects of the world; This is very attractive for airlines. Istanbul Airport provides flights to over 350 destinations. ”
Turhan added that Istanbul Airport will also contribute greatly to the development of developing regions, adding that the airport should not be evaluated alone, it is a structure integrated with mega projects such as Northern Marmara Motorway, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Canal Istanbul.
After his speech to Minister Turhan, a table was presented by Bogazici University Association Chairman Fehim Paluluoğlu in memory of the day.