This April, Antalya’s skies will play host to the Eurasia Airshow, a world-class aero-experience for aviation professionals and travel enthusıasts. Turkish Airlines, the nation’s flag-carrıer airline, is proud to support Turkey’s first biennial aviation exhibition, and invites you to come and enjoy the show and the flight.
Modern yet historical, eastern yet western, traditional yet novel; Turkey continues to be an alluring contradiction and exciting travel destination for visitors. Alongside its growing tourism industry, the country’s civil aviation sector continues to thrive, thanks to support from prominent players such as Turkish Airlines. In Turkey - now one of the fastest-growing markets in the global aviation industry - the time is right for an event of this scale. The Eurasia Airshow will bring together aviation giants from the east and west, showcase Turkey’s role in the sector, strengthen Turkish tourism and aviation, and take its place as a global brand and world-class event alongside the major airshows in Dubai, Singapore, Farnborough, and Paris.
Where and when
Eurasia Airshow and Turkish Airlines extend an invitation to this organization, which will showcase the global aviation industry and the region’s power in the aviation industry, will be open to professionals and invited guests on the first three days and to the general public on April 28 and 29. Held in seaside Antalya, the Eurasia Airshow will take place at the Antalya International Airport, just 15 kilometers from the city center. Ticket holders will find easy-to-use transport options (including trams, buses, and shuttles) connecting the site to Antalya and the event’s official hotels.
What to expect
Eurasia Airshow is a platform expected to create a 40 billion USD business volume and to be attended by all decision-makers in the aviation industry; manufacturers for military and civil aircrafts, parts and systems; airline companies; aircraft maintenance companies; and military and civil delegates. And there’s more. Bringing together the important players of aviation and aerospace industries from all across the world, the event has features to attract all visitors.
Professional networking opportunity
With an expected attendance of 100,000 professionals, 150 delegations, and 500 international exhibitors from diverse sectors such as technology, satellite and space, cabin equipment, software and radar systems, the Eurasia Airshow will provide a valuable networking and business development opportunity for the aviation industry’s decision-makers. Industry professionals and trade partners will find a full schedule of networking and social events. As part of its partnership with the Eurasia Airshow, Turkish Airlines will organize Turkish Airlines CEO Summit during the event, and CEOs of other airlines will attend the Airlines CEO Summit. The summit, where the important headlines of civil aviation will be discussed, also invites the guests of Eurasia Airshow.
With the attendance of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Benard Aliu and Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) Director General Jeff Poole, the Eurasia Airshow will become the meeting place of civil aviation.
Bringing together women who achieved important successes in aviation and aerospace industries, the Women in Air & Space Symposium will be held for the first time as part of the Eurasia Airshow.
Multinational aerobatic shows
Eurasia Airshow will also host multinational aerobatic performances for the first time in Turkey, presenting the country with the true sense of an airshow. The aerobatic performances, a must for an airshow, will offer a visual feast for the audience in Antalya skies. Star aerobatic teams from many countries will perform thrilling shows. Military and civil teams from various countries such as Belgium’s Bronco Team, Air Benders, Artur Kielak, and Dario Costa, Poland’s MIG-29, and Czechia’s Gripen will display performances at the Eurasia Airshow.
A fun weekend for the families
At the Eurasia Airshow, you can close to static aircraft displays, including wide-body aircrafts - the type used in long-haul international travel - whose massive size cannot be appreciated when aboard. Later, you can watch as the skies come electrifyingly alive as expert stunt pilots perform seemingly impossible, gravity-defying maneuvers. Parents with young children are invited to participate in activities at the kids’ zone, or to join the paper airplane throwing championship, perhaps the most whimsical of the Eurasia Airshow’s events.
Both future airline pilots and armchair enthusiasts will love Eurasia Airshow’s flight simulators; while photographers, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyone in-between is invited to enjoy a drone display. Have you ever wondered how a drone is flown when a screen or smartphone is not in use? The answer - UAV goggles (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) goggles - is taken out of a science fiction novel. You can find out more about this technology at the airshow.
Finally, add color and sound to your Eurasia Airshow experience with live spray painting, live sand art, and music stages. Before you leave, find a keepsake to remember this lovely day, such as a pilot’s autograph or a souvenir picture taken alongside the aircraft displays.
Stay on in Antalya
Visiting Turkey is a journey through contemporary and ancient cities, nature, food, coffee, art, and architecture. After exploring Istanbul’s busy streets, travelers continue on to Turkey’s other prides: evocative Cappadocia, magnificent Ephesus, surreal Pamukkale, and vibrant Antalya. Antalya, a resort city on the Turkish Riviera, is the ideal host for this world-scale event, offering its visitors countless temptations (think glistening beaches, flavorful cuisine, colorful festivals, natural surroundings, and nearby ruins) to enjoy before and after the Eurasia Airshow.
Overlooked by the Bey Mountains and rubbing shoulders with the Mediterranean Sea, Antalya’s year-round sunshine and warm waters are the perfect antidote for Northern Hemisphere visitors looking to unwind. Its rich history of ancient Greek, Roman, and Ottoman influences - seen in its architectural gems and museums - is also a great attraction. While in Antalya, make sure you take time to explore the old quarter of Kaleiçi, wonder at its many mosques, observe fishermen working at the yacht harbor, window shop for ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and textiles in the bazaar and market districts, and delve beneath the sea at the aquarium. While enjoying a day at the beach, take a scenic cruise of the Mediterranean, or join in the the locals’ tradition of picnicking near the waterfalls that surround the city. For an impressive view, make your way to the Taurus Mountains - home to the ancient cities of Tlos, Arykanda, and Xanthos - or explore other destinations. Day trips include the ruins of the nearby ancient city of Perge, the splendidly-preserved Roman theater at Aspendos, Myra rock tombs in Demre, the Roman city of Side, or the produce-laden farmers’ markets at Manavgat. Trekkers visiting Antalya may wish to walk part of the Lycian Way, a 500-kilometer trail connecting Antalya to the town of Fethiye in Mu€la district, passing through mountain hamlets, villages, and historical sites.
Consider yourself invited to this great aviation event! Eurasia Airshow and Turkish Airlines invite you to the vibrant seaside city of Antalya for an unforgettable five-day event between April 25 and 29 to enjoy the mesmerizing scenery and to meet its culture and people.