It is requested to increase the utilization capacity of Giresun Airport, which has the most active immigration potential of our country with its more than 2 million expatriates at home and abroad, and Ordu-Giresun Airport serving Ordu provinces.
Hasan Çakırmelikoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reiterated the demand for the improvement of the airport conditions, which has been struggling for a long time, due to the intense complaints from the people of the region, especially the Chamber members.
President Çakırmelikoğlu's statement is as follows; “In this context, it is demanded by all segments of Turkish Airlines to put flights to other provinces, especially in increasing the number of Istanbul and Ankara flights. Ordu-Giresun Airport, which was opened in 2015, is among the airports with the highest occupancy rate. 3000mx45m in Ordu-Giresun Airport in accordance with ICAO standards. There is one runway and five aircraft parking spaces in dimensions. The airport terminal capacity is 2 million passengers per year. However, since there are only domestic scheduled flights from Istanbul to Ankara and Ankara, this situation causes the airport to remain idle and unable to operate at full capacity. Despite these limited flights, the airport served 2019 passengers in 1.060.265. Although Ordu-Giresun Airport appeals to two cities, it is known that more than twice the total population of Ordu and Giresun province live outside these two cities.
In addition, due to the increasing demand for tourism in the Black Sea Region, there has been an increase in the number of airport passengers. Our businessmen, self-employed and citizens in Ordu and Giresun provinces demand mutually scheduled domestic flights especially to İzmir, Antalya, Adana, Cyprus. In order to meet these demands and to ensure the development of tourism in our country, it is planned to plan reciprocal scheduled trips from Ordu-Giresun Airport to Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Cyprus three days a week, making these announcements announced before the tariff period, and opening Ankara and Istanbul flight numbers we demand that it be increased.
In addition, the flights canceled due to the weather opposition cause victimization in terms of economy as well as victimizing people. We request that the necessary technical infrastructure measures be taken to overcome these problems. ”