In June 15 - 18, 2017 by the invitation of Dalaman International Airport (Turkey) executives AAUCA delegation consisting of owners and managers of the airports representatives, tour operators and logistic infrastructure of Ukraine visited the cities of Dalaman, Marmaris province of Mugla. Purpose of visit was to familiarize with the activities of Dalaman airport, its partnership with the executive authorities of the region, cities of Dalaman, Marmaris and Turkey's tourism industry. In the events that took place during this period, participated: governor of the province of Mugla, Mayor of Dalaman and Marmaris, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the region, Heads of leading tourist companies, hotel owners, Ukraine's Ambassador to Turkey Andriy Sibiga.
Studying the experience of Turkey on the development of airports and tourism infrastructure, it is possible to conclude that only the interest of all executives, team interaction can lead to such results as in Turkey. This leads that up to 10% of GDP brings tourism business.
This requires developed infrastructure and the main object of this chain is the airport. Therefore, leaders of the state and the region are doing everything to ensure that airports are developed, modern, meet all the world's standards. For this must be allocated not small funds, both from the central and local budgets.
This is evident from the example of Dalaman airport. Its airfield can take aircrafts of all types without restrictions. In 2008 new passenger terminal with a capacity of 10 million passengers per year was put into operation and in 2016 they began to build another one - with the same capacity. All this is due to the understanding, interest of the team of executives who determined their role in the development of the region and the airport.
As a result of events, it is safe to say that all the abovementioned representatives of the cities and regions of Turkey are interested in developing of direct bilateral relations with the regional authorities of Ukraine and opening of air links between regions.
AAUCA offers you its support in the development of aviation tourism in your cities and the region, including direct contacts for the organization of tourist air travel from your city airport to the Dalaman airport, which is currently an active member of AAUCA.
We are ready to consider your suggestions and contribute to solving of the above issues.