API magazine
October 1, 2020

Istanbul Airport (IST) in Turkey has recently signed agreements with international airports in China and South Korea.

In a statement by airport operator IGA, Istanbul Airport signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shanghai Airport Authority and Korea’s Incheon International Airport. The agreements are expected to increase passenger traffic from Asia to Turkey and boost Istanbul’s position as a global transfer hub for millions of Asian tourists visiting Europe every year. In addition to these agreements, Istanbul Airport has also finalised ‘Sister Airport’ agreements with Beijing Capital International Airport and the recently opened Beijing Daxing International Airport. In order to develop and strengthen their relationship, the parties will also be able to share information with each other on airport management, operation and general business experience, terminal management, airside operations, commercial management, architectural design, course development and the use of electronics.

South Korea’s largest airport, Incheon International, is ranked third among the world’s best airports.