Antalya Gazipasa Airport (GZP/LTFG)


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Alanya’s booming tourist sector – best summed up by the stunning Kremlin Palace Hotel – TAV has extended the runway making commercial operation possible at this much-desired airport.

New route possibilities

Antalya Gazipasa Airport in Alanya is a new secondary and low cost airport of Antalya. It started to operate by July 2009 and has been serving EU & Scandinavian countries such as Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania since 2011. The airport has been served by Transavia.com, Corendon Airlines, Tailwind Airlines, SAS, Jettime, Thomas Cook Scandinavia, Sunexpress, Small Planet. Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air and Anadolujet also inaugurated domestic services. We await the charter services of Finnair and TUIfly Nordic within Summer 2014.

All other major European/Russian & CIS destinations are likely to have a promising start. There is a large Russian and British resident and retirement community in Alanya, so new routes to Russia and UK will have some regular demand apart from summer vacation traffic.

Proving flights – the airport was originally built in 1999 but unable to open due to operational restrictions on the short runway. Since taking over TAV experts have lengthened the runway and prepared the airport for opening – much to the relief of this breathtaking resort.

Major reasons to serve this airport

  • Located on a peninsula which is bordered by the Taurus Mountains in the north and the Mediterranean Sea on the south, Alanya is a giant resort which hosts over a million tourists each year and has recently become the most serious contender for tourism among Turkey’s southern resorts such as Bodrum, Çesme and Antalya. Only 135 km east of the Antalya, it stretches along a 70-km coastline nestled against the Taurus range.
  • The tourism industry, worth about €1.5 billion annually, is the leading industry in Alanya. Especially in the last 10 years, hotels have raced to accommodate the influx of tourists (there were 157,000 hotel beds in the city in 2012). Many tourists, especially Scandinavians, Germans, Russians, and Dutch, regularly vacation in Alanya during the spring and summer months, drawn to the region by property prices, warm weather, long beaches, access to Antalya’s historic sites, and fine cuisine.

Monthly distribution of foreign visitors in Antalya*

Months 2011 2012 2013
January 128,158 105,335 94,105
February 203,586 162,857 157,155
March 402,960 296,420 335,563
April 767,611 614,860 666,940
May 1,333,616 1,219,630 1,414,189
June 1,573,713 1,492,881 1,609,252
July 1,768,280 1,737,281 1,784,568
August 1,702,052 1,717,019 1,831,906
September 1,486,324 1,521,767 1,666,222
October 1,074,091 1,035,119 1,155,282
November 323,431 275,176 279,813
December 137,092 121,031 127,515
TOTAL 10,900,914 10,299,376 11,122,510

*Number of foreign visitors in Antalya

European Residents Second Homes in Alanya:

In line with the tourism industry, the housing industry in the city has become highly profitable with many new private homes and condominiums built for European and Asian part-time residents, thanks to the provisional elimination of restrictions on land purchases by non-nationals. 69% of homes purchased by foreign nationals in the Antalya Province and 29.9% in all of Turkey are in Alanya.

The European Volleyball Confederation has bulit a volleyball training facility in Alanya, and made it the exclusive ''Centre of Beach Volleyball in Europe''.

Sports events in Alanya

Besides its natural beauties, Alanya is well-known for its festivals and sports events. An anual triathlon, part of the International Triathlon Union series, has been held every October since 1990. Alanya is also the regular host of The Turkish Open, part of the Nestea European Beach Volleyball championship tour, which takes place in May. In 2007, the Turkish Volleyball Federation persuaded the European Volleyball Confederation to build a beach volleyball training facility in Alanya, and make it the exclusive “centre of beach volleyball in Europe”. The city is also a frequent host to national events, such as the annual beach handball tournament, and the finish of the seven-day Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. Other cycling events include the Alanya International Mountain Bike Race. Additionally, the European Cycling Union will have its 2010 European road cycling championship and 2010 ordinary congress meeting in Alanya.

Cultural attractions

Thanks to the city’s seaside many festivals are organised through the summer period. These include the Tourism and Art Festival, which marks the opening of the season from at the end of May or beginning of June. The Alanya International Culture and Art Festival is then held in the first week of October at the close of the season. Other regular festivals include the Alanya Jazz Days, which has been held since 2002 in September or October at the Kizil Kule, which is otherwise home to the municipal ethnographic museum.

Marketing and other support

Please download the Alanya Gazipasa brochure for more information.

Antalya Gazipasa Airport catchment map

Airport Catchment area

  • (30 min, 1 hour, 2 hours)
  • 30 min: 200.000
  • 1 hour: 450.000
  • 2 hours: 650.000

Geography

  • 20 minutes to city centre
  • Available modes of transportation: Bus, taxi
  • Nearby cities:
    • Antalya: 180km/2.5 hour
    • Alanya: 40km/40 min
    • Serik:140km/2 hour
    • Manavgat: 100km/1.5 hour
    • Anamur: 80km/1.2 hour

Download the Alanya Gazipasa brochure

Antalya press clipping

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

The new airport is seen as a major boost to the province’s economy – essentially because of the $1bn+ tourism and real estate business, although there is also a significant agricultural hinterland growing produce year-round for Northern European supermarkets.

Antalya Gazipasa Airport terminal

Terminal facilities are simple but clean, modern and ideal

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runway dimensions: 1 runway
    • Length: 2000m.
    • Width: 45m.
  • Slot Coordinated: No
  • Operating hours: 24/7
  • Terminals: 1 terminal, mixed use
  • Parking Stands: Capacity to be enhanced from 3 to 6 medium size passenger jets in 2014.
Antalya Gazipasa Airport (GZP) 2012 2013 Change
Domestic International Total Domestic International Total Domestic International Total
GZP Pax 3,854 75,886 79,740 110,590 227,932 338,522 2769% 200% 325%
GZP ATM 46 532 578 771 1,698 2,469 1576% 219% 327%
GZP Freight (tonnes) 29 964 993 1,002 3,208 4,210 3355% 233% 324%
Data Source: www.dhmi.gov.tr