In light of the growing number of passenger, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, the 12th largest airport in Europe, broke ground for the new Sabiha Gökçen Airport Mosque, which will accommodate nearly three thousand people and is slated for completion toward the end of this year.
Ersel Göral, CEO of ISG, Sabiha Gökçen Airport’s operator, explained that since the company took over the operations 11 years ago, Sabiha Gökçen Airport has demonstrated consistent growth. Mr. Göral noted that this growth and the airport’s passenger-friendly approach entailed this mosque project, “Our airport terminal building, which broke ground during the term of Mr. Yıldırım, who is honoring us today, as Minister of Transportation, and which was opened on October 31, 2009 by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, hosted more than 200 million passengers over the last 11 years. With 34.1 million passengers in 2018, we became the 12th largest airport in Europe in passenger numbers. As the terminal operator of Sabiha Gökçen Airport, one of the major players of Turkish civil aviation industry, our main goal has always been to achieve ultimate passenger satisfaction. Accordingly, we have taken steps for 11 years to respond to all the needs of our guests and we will continue to do so.”