Recognized as one of the most important global transfer hubs, Istanbul Airport, with its infrastructure, technology, and top-notch travel experience, continues to provide its guests with an unforgettable journey. Following the votes of approximately 500,000 readers of the U.S.-based travel magazine Global Traveler, Istanbul Airport, known for its success, returned with a total of 5 awards from the 20th edition of the GT Awards held this year.

Having been honored with the titles of "Best Airport in the World" and "Best Airport in Europe," IGA Istanbul Airport has once again been officially acknowledged as the best in the world.

Moreover, Istanbul Airport has also secured the titles of "Best Airport Offering Shopping Experience" and "Best Airport Offering Duty-Free Shopping Experience in Europe" for two consecutive years.

Gökhan Şengül, Corporate Communications Director of IGA Istanbul Airport, attended the award ceremony held at The Langham Huntington Pasadena in Los Angeles in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Global Traveler magazine. Expressing their pride in being awarded a total of 5 prizes, including "Best Airport in the World" and "Best Airport in Europe," Şengül stated: "IGA Istanbul Airport, as part of its corporate culture, sets new and bigger goals after each success and relentlessly pursues them. The awards we have received globally since the first day of operation are the most significant proof of this. Now, we return to our country with awards from an important platform such as Global Traveler, reaching half a million readers in the U.S., which is the 'target geography' for our airport. We believe that our continuous improvements in services and facilities designed for different passenger segments, especially in terms of 'sustainability,' play a significant role in our success."

Gökhan Şengül, Corporate Communications Director of IGA Istanbul Airport, continued: "Since its opening five years ago, IGA Istanbul Airport has hosted more than 200 million passengers. We provide all our stakeholders and passengers with the airport experience of the future today, welcoming them with 'Turkish hospitality.' Making the travel experience easier, more enjoyable, and exceeding expectations has always been our top priority. Alongside standard airport services such as accessibility, child and family-friendly facilities, senior-friendly amenities, and pet-friendly services, we highlight our difference with mobility-oriented, innovative technological services. I would like to thank the Global Traveler readers who have experienced our airport and voted for us."

Within the scope of the annual survey organized by Global Traveler, readers vote on the services they receive during their travels, the destinations they visit, hotels, airlines, and cruise journeys based on their experiences. Global Traveler, which reaches a monthly audience of consumers who travel frequently, engage in luxury consumption, and experience premium travel and accommodation opportunities, has a reader base that averages 18 domestic flights per year, with 96% regularly traveling internationally and over 80% staying an average of 80 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels annually.