45 representatives of the airports in 20 countries from Canada to Nigeria were in Istanbul for the annual meeting of “AT3-Airport Traffic Think Tank”, which is the subcommittee of Airports Council International (ACI). TAV Airports hosted annual meeting, which was held at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Ünlü stated, "Airport operators need air traffic forecasting of specialists whilst defining their future strategies. According to ACI's data, in 2014, number of passengers increased 5.2 per cent worldwide compared to 2013. On the other hand, TAV achieved an increase of 14 per cent at 14 airports it operates. Receiving higher growth rates than the world average, we closely follow up the trends and global development of the sector in order to take correct steps and make adequate forecasts. We are glad to host the sector representatives at the annual meeting of AT3."
TAV Airports Marketing Director Aslıhan Çörtük made a presentation titled "Development of Istanbul Atatürk Airport". Explaining the qualifications of hub airports, Çörtük underlined how Atatürk Airport is fulfilling these criteria. During her presentation, she also informed about increasing airport traffic and the expansion works which are underway to meet the requirements.
International information exchange platform, AT3, which is the subcommittee of ACI Economics Committee, provides information exchange between traffic analysts from different airports every year on subjects such as data collection, traffic analysis and forecasting techniques, airport economy and customer behaviors.