Articles tagged “istanbul”

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Asli Kandemir and Ercan Ersoy, Bloomberg

Istanbul's new airport will feature the world’s largest terminal and is due to have its delayed opening later this year. But we increasingly worry that, rather than make Turkey a key international hub between Europe and Asia, it is too big for its own good.

4 weeks ago

Istanbul’s New Airport Faces Money Woes in Quest to Become a Global Hub

Istanbul’s New Airport Faces Money Woes in Quest to Become a Global Hub

Onur Ant, Bloomberg

Building a world-class airport from scratch is a gargantuan project. What’s even harder is turning a city shaken by terrorism and a failed coup into the home of an airport that rivals Atlanta in the U.S.

3 months ago

Turkish Airport Builder Limak Investments Considers IPO

Turkish Airport Builder Limak Investments Considers IPO

Mohammed Aly Sergie and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

Building airports is a profitable enterprise, as the Turkish company shows. The problem: Not too many cities other than Istanbul are starting from scratch with new airports.

3 months ago

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Cagan Koc and Ugur Yilmaz, Bloomberg

Should Uber be regulated as a transport company and be subject to the same rules as ordinary taxis? It may be some time until the world reaches a consensus. Meanwhile, Uber drivers face bodily harm by protestors in Istanbul.

3 months ago

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines to Compete With Turkish Air at New Istanbul Airport

Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines to Compete With Turkish Air at New Istanbul Airport

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Pegasus' announcement is the latest threat Turkish Air will have to face, but it seems the former still has a lot of logistics to figure out before it can really talk a big game at Istanbul's new airport.

9 months ago

How Turkish Air Will Recover After Airport Attacks and Coup Plot

How Turkish Air Will Recover After Airport Attacks and Coup Plot

Brian Sumers, Skift

Turkish Airlines has had a terrible month, but the airline could bounce back faster than some passengers might expect.

2 years ago

52 Wounded Still Hospitalized After Istanbul Airport Attack

52 Wounded Still Hospitalized After Istanbul Airport Attack

Associated Press

Expect to see major airports extending their security perimeters outside passenger terminals in coming years.

2 years ago

Istanbul’s Airport Rocked by Multiple Explosions and Gunfire

Istanbul’s Airport Rocked by Multiple Explosions and Gunfire

Dominique Soguel and Bram Janssen, Associated Press

2 years ago

U.S. Consulate in Istanbul Warns Tourists of ‘Credible Threats’

U.S. Consulate in Istanbul Warns Tourists of ‘Credible Threats’

Associated Press

The messages coming out of Istanbul are going to continue scaring away U.S. visitors.

2 years ago

A New Europe and Middle East Convention Landscape — Meetings Innovation Report

A New Europe and Middle East Convention Landscape — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Massive new airports in Dubai and Istanbul will drastically shift flight patterns across Europe and Asia by the opening of Dubai Expo 2020, along with the rankings of the world's top 10 convention cities.

2 years ago

Why $31 Luxury Hotel Rooms Aren’t Good News for Anyone in Turkey

Why $31 Luxury Hotel Rooms Aren’t Good News for Anyone in Turkey

Isobel Finkel, Bloomberg

If you just look at Istanbul the problem isn't so bad. But Turkey's tourism industry is much bigger than Istanbul, and some economies rely a disproportionate amount on foreign visitors.

2 years ago

Interview: Istanbul Rises as a Global Convention City Amidst Turkey’s Problems

Interview: Istanbul Rises as a Global Convention City Amidst Turkey’s Problems

Greg Oates, Skift

Istanbul is emerging as a new global business hub due to massive infrastructure improvements, including what will be the largest capacity airport in Europe, but security fears could potentially dampen growth.

2 years ago