Istanbul Airport CEO Interview

Istanbul Airport CEO Kadri Samsunlu discusses a return to partial normalization in 2021 and the airport’s goal of adding new carriers to become an interlining hub for Turkish Airways.

During the COVID-19 crisis Istanbul Airport (IST) has emerged as a resilient hub, outperforming many of its counterparts across Europe with solid airline capacity.

In this interview, CEO Kadri Samsunlu outlines how the airport has continued to operate through the pandemic and its plans in the rebuild.

He also discusses the opportunity for carriers to form interlining and codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines, using IST as a megahub for Europe and Asia.