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The aviation industry in Turkey is booming again and on 29 October 2018, Istanbul Airport opened to the world. It is the new hub and home of Turkish Airlines and will eventually offer flights to more than 350 destinations with an annual passenger capacity of up to 200 million. The New Airport Show Istanbul is an event that celebrates the opening of the game-changing Istanbul Airport. This show will tell the industry story behind the most important new hub between New York and Shanghai through a spectacular exhibition and high-calibre conferences detailing how and why this hub has been built, and defining its centrally strategic role in global aviation. Taking place at the downtown Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC), Turkey’s most prestigious convention venue and the largest in Istanbul, the show, co-located with Future Travel Experience EMEA, is expected to attract 2,000+ international visitors and 150+ exhibitors.
Established in 2006, Future Travel Experience (FTE) is an independent media, events and industry change leader that is dedicated to enhancing the end-to-end passenger experience and business performance. FTE supports the innovation efforts of the most progressive stakeholders in the air transport and travel space. To help commemorate the opening of the new airport, FTE will bring its Europe and Ancillary shows to Istanbul, rebrand them as Future Travel Experience EMEA, and co-locate this with The New Airport Show Istanbul. It will provide the perfect platform for industry stakeholders across the world to come together to learn, network and collaborate, and see the newest hub airport in the world first-hand. Visit the FTE EMEA website.
The show is being organised by PPS Publication and Events – a specialist air transport publisher and event organiser based in the UK, in partnership with its closely-held local partner in Turkey – Boyut Group. PPS produces highly successful conferences, exhibitions and publications for leading associations such as ACI EUROPE and TFWA. The company also delivers highly acclaimed independent events, publications and e-products including anna.aero, The Route Shop, Future Travel Experience and the British-Irish Airports Expo.
PPS was responsible for the organisation of the İGA-hosted ACI Airport Exchange in December 2015, which had 120 speakers, 105 exhibitors and 2,000+ attendees.
The grand opening of Istanbul Airport took place on 29th October, Turkish National Day and the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. More than 5,000 guests gathered together to celebrate the world’s largest airport. Delivering a speech during the inaugural ceremony, Turkish President Erdoğan announced: “This airport, the largest in the world, shall be known as Istanbul Airport.”Read our full report here