TAV Triples the Capacity of Gazipaşa Airport

Antalya Gazipasa GZPTurkey’s Antalya Gazipaşa Airport hopes to become: “the new hub of the Mediterranean region” after the completion of a new expansion programme.

Operated by TAV Airports, a new terminal building covers 68,890 sq ft (6,400m²), making it three times larger than its predecessor.  The apron was expanded from 161,458 sq ft (15,000m²) to 236,806 sq ft (22,000m²) while the number of the aircraft parking stands was doubled from three to six.  Check-in counters were increased from seven to 16 and an extra x-ray machine was installed.

There are currently flights to 19 destinations in nine countries from Gazipaşa Airport, the capacity of which was increased to 1.5 million passengers a year with the recent expansion work.  Work to expand the runway to (2,500m) is also expected to be complete by the end of this year.

TAV Gazipaşa Operations Coordinator, Cengiz Aşıklı, commented: “Gazipaşa Airport continues expanding its destination network and contributing to the region’s and country’s tourism sector.  We hosted approximately 363,000 passengers at our airport in 2013.  We reached approximately 250,000 passengers in the first half of 2014.  The capacity of our airport has now increased to 1.5 million passengers a year with the recent expansion work.  Soon, THY will be launching 14 flights a week from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Gazipaşa.  Gazipaşa Airport will soon become the new center of attraction with the existing and new flights of the other airlines.  We would like to thank our government and the Ministry of Transportation, DHMI (State Airports Authority), SHGM (General Directorate of Civil Aviation Authority), local authorities, airlines, our stakeholders in the tourism sector and the locals for their support they have provided for Gazipaşa to reach its current position that it deserves.”

Gazipaşa Airport’s current international destinations are Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Köln, Stuttgart and Munich in Germany, Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen in Norway, Copenhagen and Billund in Denmark, Stockholm and Goteborg in Sweden, Helsinki in Finland, Vilnius in Lithuania, Brussels in Belgium and Beirut in Lebanon.  Furthermore, Pegasus Airlines flies to Tehran in Iran via connections at Adana.

Domestic flights includes to Ankara Esenboğa with Anadolu Jet, Sabiha Gökçen with Pegasus, Istanbul Atatürk Airport with Onur Air and Adana with Bora Jet.