Alanya Gazipasa Airport
Gazipasa airport is located in the region of Alanya in Antalya province of Turkey. The construction of the airport was finally completed in 1999, with the planned annual capacity - 500 000000 persons, the total area of 2144 square meters and parking area for 105 cars, and is already open to service local and international flights.
Talks on managing the Terminal had been held in 2006, with the use of Government reports and travel agencies. The final decision became clear in 2007, the managing Terminal operator was selected "AèroHolding Tepe Airports Holding, it won the competition for the management of the airport for 25 years with the condition of paying the Government $50000 each year and offering a share of profits in 65%.
TAV AIRPORTS holding currently finished the lengthening of the runway strip, but continues to modernize the airport space to serve international airlines.
The airport was scheduled to open in mid or late 2008. 13.07.2009 airport in Gazipasa, receiving a 2-category with a runway in 1825 meters was officially opened to private airlines.
However, the new airport should serve the citizens and tourists of Alanya, as an alternative to the nearest airport of Antalya. Gazipasa airport is located only 40 km away or 30 min. drive East from the center of Antalya, about 2:00 away from the Antalya airport, which is about 120 km. to the West of Alanya.
Foreign residents are anxious to know what airlines will operate in the new airport. Guldžin Gunder, President of Alanya Tourist Association (ALTID), made a statement to the press that TAV is currently in talks with Easyjet-budget British airline serving Europe. Easyjet now operates flights from the United Kingdom to Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul. Alanya patriots require the insertion of the word "Alania" in the airport name because the name "Gazipasa" is not known outside of Turkey. TAV holding of Turkey Ministry of culture and tourism has not yet made official comments regarding the name of the Terminal.