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Two Awards for iGA Istanbul Airport from Global Traveler readers

Strengthening its position as the most important global transfer hub of the region with its robust infrastructure and cutting-edge technology, the achievements of iGA Istanbul Airport were recognized by receiving two awards from the well-known US-based travel magazine, Global Traveler. Striving to offer a unique travel experience, iGA Istanbul Airport has been named "The Best Airport for Layovers" and "The Most Family-Friendly International Airport."

Taking firm steps towards being the best airport in the world, iGA Istanbul Airport continues to be awarded by prestigious institutions. Global Traveler, a US-based travel magazine with approximately 500 thousand monthly readers, honored iGA Istanbul Airport with the "The Best Airport for Layovers" at the 2022 Leisure Lifestyle Awards, held for the 10th time this year and as the "The Best Family-Friendly International Airport"  at the 2022 Wherever Awards, held for the fifth time this year. 

As part of Global Traveler's annual survey, readers determine the best airports in the world by voting on travel-related services, destinations, hotels, airlines, and cruises, based on their experiences. Amongst those ranked, İGA Istanbul Airport was followed by Miami International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport in the "Best Airport for Layovers" category.

At the award ceremony, held on June 7 at The Lotos Club in New York, both awards were received by iGA Corporate Communications Director, Gökhan Şengül, on behalf of iGA Istanbul Airport. In his speech, Şengül mentioned that they have gained the appreciation of these prestigious institutions by their progress and pioneering efforts which were put forward in a short period of time, and he continued as follows: "As iGA Istanbul Airport, we set out with the promise of a magical journey to our passengers. Since the construction phase, we planned to make iGA Istanbul Airport accessible to everyone, children and family friendly, age friendly, equipped with robust technology to contribute to its ongoing sustainability efforts. And today, being recognized as a "Family Friendly Airport" by a worldwide known prestigious magazine makes us proud and proves that we are on the right track. The award for "The Best Airport for Layovers" reinforces our position as the region's most important global hub. I would like to thank Global Traveler readers for these two valuable awards. We were also seen to be deserving of the "Special Achievement Award" in the Outstanding Innovation category at the Leisure Lifestyle awards of Global Traveler in 2019, when we were still new in the sector.  We are happy that the appreciation and trust that we received on that day are, increasingly, being reciprocated today." 

Global Traveler, read by consumers who travel frequently, consume luxury items, and experience premium travel and accommodation opportunities on a monthly basis, has a readership which, according to research, takes 18 domestic flights a year, 96 percent of whom regularly travel abroad and more than 80 percent of whom stay in 4 and 5-star hotels for more than 80 days a year on average. Introducing its readers to airlines and accommodation services around the world, the magazine is also read by senior executives, entrepreneurs, and business people.

Global Traveler's "Leisure Lifestyle Awards" and "Wherever Awards" will be published in the magazine's June issue.