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31 August 2021

MALAYSIA AIRPORTS APPOINTS BERK ALBAYRAK AS CEO OF ISTANBUL SABIHA GOKCEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SEPANG- Malaysia Airports has appointed Berk Albayrak as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its Turkish asset, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) effective 1 September.

Malaysia Airports’ Group CEO, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, congratulated Mr Berk Albayrak on his appointment as the CEO of ISG. “We are confident he will lead and further strengthen ISG’s position as a city airport, more so with the encouraging signs of recovery shown by the airport in terms of traffic movements. Recently, ISG was ranked as the 4th busiest airport in Europe by the Airports Council International (ACI) and showed encouraging recovery for 1H21 by recording 53% of the total passenger traffic movements at pre-COVID-19 levels."

Last April, Albayrak was appointed the Covering CEO of ISG. In the 11 years that he has been in ISG, he has held various positions including being the chief operating officer and the technical services director. Albayrak is a civil engineer by profession. He was also the department manager for Limak and GMR Joint Venture, director of the construction division for DHMI Turkey and assistant project manager for Baki Group of Companies.

About Malaysia Airports
Malaysia Airports is one of the world’s largest airport operator groups in terms of number of passengers handled. It manages and operates 39 airports in Malaysia and one international airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The 39 airports in Malaysia comprise five international airports, 16 domestic airports and 18 Short Take-Off and Landing Ports (STOLports). Its flagship airport, KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) is among the region’s preferred aviation hub.
Apart from operating and managing airports, the Group also drives airport development under its Aeropolis initiative focusing on three core clusters: air cargo and logistics, aerospace and aviation, and MICE and leisure. Its flagship airport, KLIA, is currently set up to be a regional distribution centre for eCommerce with the presence of the first global eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub. Meanwhile, Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (LTSAAS) or better known as Subang Airport is being developed into a preferred aerospace and business aviation hub in Asia Pacific. It is currently the 2nd most preferred in Asia and 4th globally for business aviation MRO. The LTSAAS Regeneration Plan is centred on the key areas of aerospace, business aviation and urban community airport to further Malaysia’s aspiration in becoming the No.1 aerospace nation in the region.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa Malaysia). For more information on MAHB, please visit www.malaysiaairports.com.my.

Issued by Corporate Communications Division, Malaysia Airports. For further information on the press release, kindly contact:
1) Kellyn Ching at 019 655 5800 / kellynching@malaysiaairports.com.my
2) Nurul Fatin Hisham at 019-403 6155/ nurulfatin@malaysiaairports.com.my
or email: mediarelations@malaysiaairports.com.my

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