Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Latest FACTS about Gazipasa Airport

Here on the blog we have almost made it a sport NOT to write about Gazipasa Airport - mostly because 99 percent of the information that existed about the airport was pure on the basis of rumors.

Especially in the years leading up to the opening of the airport there was almost daily rumors about everything between heaven and earth, but unfortunately  it was exactly that, only rumors.

As you know, the airport is to everyone's delight actually opened, and has developed into a success story.

We hasten therefore with recent FACTS about Gazipasa Airport.
Latest company to operate at the airport is Thomas Cook Scandinavia, opening up a charter service to and from Stockholm.

This means that the following companies are now using Gazipasa Airport:
Thomas Cook Scandinavia, Jet Time, Pegasus, SAS, Corendon, Small Planet, Transavia and Tailwind. 

And for those who are interested, we can also mention the following aircraft types all have landed and taken off from the airport:

Boeing: 737-300, 737-400, 737-700 and 737-800
Airbus: A320 and A319.

Last but not least, it is important to know whither all these planes flying.
Also here we have a little list:

Denmark: Copenhagen and Billund
Netherlands: Amsterdam and Eindhoven
Norway: Oslo 
Sweden: Stochholm and Gothenburg
Belgium: Brussels
Poland: Warsjawa 
Czech Republic: Pardubice
Lithuania: Vilnius 
Finally, Pegasus Airlines flying domestic to Istanbul and from providing services on to 17 destinations in Turkey and 32 abroad ...

We wish everyone a pleasant flight ....

Funny, quirky and interesting facts about Gazipasa Airport:

- The airport's official IATA code is GZP
- The airport was practically finished way back in 1999
- The Turkish company TAV (Tepe Akfen Ventures) responsible for the operation. The company operates among other things Ataturk airport in Istanbul and airports in both Ankara and Izmir
- The parking lot at the airport has officially space for 105 vehicles
- The airport's capacity is 500,000 passengers per year. By comparison, Heathrow Airport in London handling nearly 65 million passengers per year
- The Dutch company KLM was the first to open an international route to Gazipasa. It was the summer of 2011
- Visit Gazipasa Airport's own website.

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