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Covering CEO Appointed At Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

SEPANG – Malaysia Airports has announced Berk Albayrak as the covering chief executive officer (CEO) to helm Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) following the resignation of Ersel Goral effective 27 April. The Board and the Management had expressed regrets on Goral’s departure and extend their gratitude to Goral for his valuable contribution and leadership at ISG from 2017.


20 New International Destinations And 80 Additional Domestic Flights Expected To Boost Air Travel

SEPANG – A total of 20 new international destinations and 80 additional domestic flights are expected to boost air travel further for the network of airports operated by Malaysia Airports including its Turkish asset, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG). Some of the new destinations include Hamburg, Basel, Zurich, Sarajevo, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Hannover for flights from ISG with up to 25 weekly frequencies. At KLIA, Malaysia’s flag carrier Malaysia Airlines has reinstated destinations such as London and Jakarta.

ISG Registers 90% Of Pre-Covid Levels Monthly Passenger Movements, Driving Recovery For The Group

SEPANG – Malaysia Airports’ Turkish asset, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) continues to lead in the recovery of the Group by registering 3.2 million passenger movements last month. The 7% increase from July registered by ISG remains the main contributor to the Group’s total passenger movements of 3.5 million in August 2021. To-date, ISG has also registered the highest passenger movements in August reaching 90.0% of August 2019 levels due to the increase in summer travels.

New Passenger Flow Management System Heightens Safety And Efficiency At ISG

SEPANG - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) in Turkey has implemented a new passenger flow management system to heighten passenger safety and operational efficiency. The system, known as Xovis PTS is part of the Group-wide Airports 4.0 digital initiative aimed at improving travelling experience at airports within the new norms. The Xovis PTS comprises 184 state-of-the-art sensors that will automatically detect congestion at touchpoints, providing real time information to the airport’s main command centre so that quick action can be taken manage and resolve the situation.

Encouraging Recovery In 1H21 For Malaysia Airport’s Turkish Asset

SEPANG- Malaysia Airports’ fully owned Turkish asset, the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (ISG), has shown encouraging recovery in 1H21 with total passenger traffic movements at 53% of pre-COVID-19 levels and an average load factor of 70% for its flights. Airports Council International (ACI) had also ranked the airport as the 4th busiest in Europe within the same period.

Malaysia Airports’ Fully Owned Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is 5th Busiest Airport in Europe

SEPANG – In October 2020, Eurocontrol announced that Malaysia Airports’ overseas asset Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (IATA Code: SAW) in Turkey was ranked as the fifth busiest airport in Europe, registering a daily average of almost 500 flights. Eurocontrol is the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The Malaysia Airports group’s sustainability is well supported by the encouraging recovery seen at SAW in the last several months. Since July 2020, passenger traffic at SAW contributed more than 50% to the group’s total. 

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