Schlagwort-Archive: Istanbul

The waste materials collected at Istanbul Airport turned into art at „0“ Zero Point

The portraits that artist Deniz Sağdıç created with waste materials met with the viewers at Istanbul Airport. The exhibition where materials such as the old uniforms bearing the trademarks of iGA and its stakeholders, buttons, as well as plastic containers and bags collected at Istanbul Airport are turned into art draws great interest from the passengers.

Speeding up its activities in culture and art with iGART, Istanbul Airport continues to make more space for art with its innovative projects. The latest of culture and art meetings at Istanbul Airport is taking place with the exhibition “0’’ Zero Point by the artist Deniz Sağdıç. Istanbul Airport aims to inspire its guests about eco-friendly habits with the „0“ Zero Point project. The artworks consisting of portraits with characteristics of various nationalities are exhibited at Istanbul Airport. The exhibition, which was opened for visitors in January in the International Departures Terminal at Istanbul Airport, attracts great attention. A portion of the income received from the sales of the artworks will be used in iGA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Projects. 20 pieces exhibited which Deniz Sağdıç and her team created after 4 months of workshop consist of used/waste materials such as old uniforms bearing the trademarks of iGA and its stakeholders as well as plastic containers, rubbish bags, cables, and buttons discovered and identified by Istanbul Airport’s Waste Management Centre.  

Deniz Sağdıç, in her „Ready-ReMade“ project which she launched in 2015, tries to remake everyday objects abandoned by people, as well as all kinds of waste materials, as works of art in the world of art itself. The artist, with this technique, aims to encourage individuals to reconsider their consumption habits, to inspire people and institutions about „sustainability“, to take art closer to people by using everyday materials rather than anything that requires specialization and skill, and to point out that art, like any other area or industry, is a matter of sustainability.

The exhibition launched by Istanbul Airport to inspire its visitors about eco-friendly lifestyle habits and raise their awareness of sustainability and recycling will be open to visitors for three months.

Marriott International – zehn Eröffnungen IN DER TüRKEI

Marriott International erweitert das Portfolio in der Türkei bis Ende 2022 voraussichtlich auf 43 Hotels mit über 7.000 Zimmern in acht Märkten.

Bereits jetzt verzeichnet das Unternehmen ein kontinuierliches Wachstum seines Portfolios an Select-Service-Marken wie Four Points by Sheraton und Residence Inn by Marriott in der Türkei, während auch Premium-Marken wie SheratonDelta Hotels und Autograph Collection Hotels weiterhin stark wachsen.

Eine steigende Nachfrage nach Markenresidenzen und Rebrandings ist ebenfalls deutlich spürbar. Zu den erwarteten Eröffnungen gehören das Residence Inn by Marriott Istanbul Atasehir sowie The Burdock, Autograph Collection, (Foto) das Sheraton Istanbul Esenyurt und The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Istanbul

Istanbul Airport: Leader of the Aviation Industry with „5-Star“ Rating

Rising firmly in the global aviation scene with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technology and high-level travel experience it offers, Istanbul Airport was deemed worthy of the „5-Star Airport“ award according to the evaluation of Skytrax, one of the most important organizations in the international arena. Thanks to the measures taken against COVID-19, Istanbul Airport became one of the two airports in the world that was certified with the „5-Star COVID-19 Airport“ rating, in addition to the „5-Star Airport“ rating.

As Turkey’s gateway to the world, Istanbul Airport continues to be the pride of Turkish aviation, with awards received worldwide. Selected recently as the „Best Airport“ in the Digital Transformation category as a part of „16th ACI Europe Awards“ organized by the Airports Council International (ACI), owing to its digital infrastructure and state-of-the-art technology, Istanbul Airport receives yet another award.

Certified as “5-Star Airport” by the London-based aviation institute Skytrax, which was established in 1989, Istanbul Airport has achieved to be among 8 global hub airports that achieved this title in the world. Additionally, it is stated that Istanbul Airport is the fourth airport in the world to receive the “5-Star COVID-19 Airport”  award, a rating that is given specifically during COVID-19 pandemic, after Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Hamad International Airport in Doha and El Dorado Airport in Bogota. In addition to those achievements, Istanbul Airport has gained the privilege to be the airport with the biggest terminal in the world that has „5-Star“ rating.

Istanbul Airport, which received the „Airport Pandemic Certificate“ issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, and then signed the „COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol“ published by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), before the Skytrax awards, also became the first airport in the world to obtain the „Airport Health Accreditation“ certificate presented by Airports Council International (ACI).

Istanbul Airport to launch Privileged Service for Passengers aged 65+ years

Having proven itself as a global hub along with its unique architecture, strong infrastructure, superior technologies, and the outstanding travel experience offered to passengers, Istanbul Airport is launching privileged services for passengers aged 65+ years who are most affected by Covid-19.

Recognized among the best of its peers worldwide and a gamechanger breaking one stereotype after the other in aviation industry, Istanbul Airport has expanded its range of privileged services to include special services for passengers aged 65+ years. 

With flights resumed in June, thus bringing along a gradual increase in operational density, Istanbul Airport is now offering special services for passengers aged 65+ years who are most affected by Covid-19, with an eye to facilitate their travel and improve their airport experience. The special services that will be available for free or at a discount are aimed at maximizing the airport experience of passengers aged 65+ years. 

To facilitate their travel and, most importantly, to make their time spent at the airport more comfortable, passengers aged 65+ years who are considered high-risk in terms of Covid-19 and were locked down in their homes for some time to protect their health during the pandemic, will be able to benefit not only from the privileged services of İGA Pass, but also services like pharmacy, either for free or at a discount until 31st of December 2020. This special experience launched by Istanbul Airport will also include the services by Turkish Airlines. 

Passengers aged 65+ years to get the İGA special passenger services for free… 

For a privileged travel experience, passengers aged 65+ years who have been experiencing the most adverse impacts of Covid-19 can now benefit from the İGA Fast Track and İGA Buggy services by İGA Pass completely free of charge during the pandemic, thus attaining the opportunity of an even more enjoyable travel experience thanks to free Fast Track and Buggy services. 

In addition, passengers aged 65+ years will get a 35 % discount on İGA’s special passenger services İGA Meet & Greet, İGA Lounge and İGA Sleepod. Thus, only 65% of the actual service fee will be charged for these services. Offered with slogan “65+ pays only 65%”, these services aim at a safe and comfortable travel experience for passengers in an advanced age group. 

Passengers aged 65+ years to get privileged service also in healthcare and pharmacies… 

The privileged services now offered at Istanbul Airport for passengers aged 65+ years get even more special with the inclusion of healthcare services and pharmacies. Having partnered with Şafak Health Group, Istanbul Airport is now offering its passengers aged 65+ years 20% discount on private medical examination fees, along with free-of-charge transport to their boarding gate with a medical car, accompanied by a physician. 

Moreover, certain services of contracted pharmacies at Istanbul Airport such as handling of medications, blood pressure measurement and the like are now furnished free of charge for passengers aged 65+ years. Along with that, passengers in this age group get 15% discount on all non-medication products, while hygiene products like masks, hand sanitizers, medication boxes etc. are offered completely free of charge, subject to availability. On top, passengers aged 65+ years requesting delivery of medication to their current location in the terminal will get their medication delivered together with special gifts. 

“Passengers aged 65+ years are always held in high esteem”

Commentating on the privileged services recently launched at Istanbul Airport for passengers aged 65+ years, Kadri Samsunlu, CEO and Director General at İGA Airport Operation Inc, made following statements: “Elderly people aged 65 years and over are of great value to us. By decision of our government, people of this age group were locked down in their homes for some time to protect their health during the pandemic. In a sense, it is our duty to protect them, make life easier for them. We have launched certain privileged services and products to facilitate travel for passengers aged 65+ years and make the time they will spend at Istanbul Airport more comfortable. With this mindset, we are aiming to turn the travel experience of these passengers into an experience of pure joy. Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines has also joined this new practice to maintain integrity in passenger services. As you know, our primary post-coronavirus objective at Istanbul Airport is to prove ourselves as ‘an airport that gives maximum priority to safety and hygiene’. To that end, we have obtained the Airport Pandemic Certificate and become the first airport in Turkey to sign the Covid-19 Aviation health Safety Protocol. As the ‘most socially distanced’ airportin terms of hygiene, we are continuing to work at full pace to offer all our passengers a unique airport experience.”