For many passengers that have used airports during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the ability to socially distance has been a key concern. The new Istanbul Airport had been fully operational for less than a year before the health crisis hit, but it has developed innovative ways of keeping passengers apart. It has also optimized other operational aspects.
For passengers concerned about keeping a safe distance from other passengers during these challenging times, Istanbul is actually very well-suited. Speaking today in an interview as part of the World Aviation Festival, IGA CEO Kadri Samsunlu explained that:
“The size of the terminal gives an inherent comfort to passengers because it does still sustain social distancing. On top of that, we are managing passenger flow through heat maps. So there will be less queuing to enter into the terminal, and also to pass through passport control.”