Statement of Bursa City Council President Şevket Orhan on the use of Yenişehir Airport;
“Flights stopped at all airports in our country due to the pandemic include Ağrı Ahmed-i Hani, Batman, Diyarbakır, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Hatay, Iğdır Şehit Bülent Aydın, Kars Harakani, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Trabzon, Van Ferit Melen, Sivas Nuri Demirağ The fourth largest city of our country, the locomotive city of our country with its developed industry and trade volume, was not launched at the Bursa Yenişehir International Airport in our country, while many airports, such as airports, were re-started after June 1, which we call the new normal. domestic and foreign expeditions all airports still lack of time, while continuing our airport Akdeniz our Bursa in Turkey is a manifest injustice to our city. In the pre-pandemic period, it is our common desire to reactivate Bursa Yenişehir Airport, where flights are arranged to 6 destinations, namely Gaziantep, Muş, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Trabzon and Ankara with an average occupancy of 85 -90%. Yenişehir Airport is currently used as an alternative for aircraft that cannot land at Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen airports solely due to training and adverse weather conditions (especially strong wind).
The idle stop of this gigantic airport, which has 5600 m² domestic and international flights, has an annual capacity of 2.250.000 passengers, a cargo building with a closed area of 9460 m² and 115 cold rooms each of which is 8 m³, and a car park of 10.000 m², saddens us all. Let It be. Instead of returning to flights before the pandemic period, many new domestic destinations should be added and studies should be started for international flights. Bursa has the dynamism to operate this airport with its population of 3.000.000 and its commercial potential and well-planned work. While the General Directorate of State Airports Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, reactivates other airports in our country, the fact that Bursa Yenişehir International Airport has not opened so far has made us very sad.
AnadoluJet, another THY brand, was flying from Bursa Yenişehir. With the opening of the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir highway, those who want to direct our citizens of Bursa there, saying that Sabiha Gökçen Airport is getting closer and who want to make it a habit, saying 'we have our own airport' should be the primary duty of Bursa city dynamics to keep Bursa Yenişehir Airport alive and to take it further. "