Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker
İGA Istanbul Airport in Turkey has signed a ‘sister airports’ agreement with Airports of Thailand (AOT) and Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).
Sister airport agreements officially outline the process of sharing airports’ best technical, commercial and environmental practices. They cover processes such as building joint task groups to cooperate in various areas, including airport management, customer services, construction, planning, operations, information technology and sustainable development. Although this agreement has no binding clauses for the parties, the CEOs of the member airports will meet annually to exchange ideas. As a result of this agreement, benefits are expected to be offered to the economies of these countries, including boosting the tourism industry in Thailand and Vietnam. iGA Istanbul Airport has previously signed sister airport agreements with Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) of South Korea, Capital Airports Holdings Ltd (CAH) and Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) of China, and Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark.