logitrans Turkey: Boutique GSA hopes to weather lira’s fall

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Geavia, the Turkish GSA for Dubai-based low-cost carrier FlyDubai, has brought its entire staff to logitrans Turkey this year after a short gap.

Mind you, that is only five people, quite enough to man the stall in Hall 9.

Talking exclusively to Air Cargo Week, Gokturk Ozge, sales executive, described the GSA, formed in 2012, as a “boutique” operation that was happy to be back at logitrans Turkey.

However, yesterday’s opening volume of visitors were less than he expected and admitted a hope that the second day’s volume would pick up.

The main purpose taking the stand, says Ozge, is like many attendees at the show: “We come here to meet existing clients and future customers. We will arrange appointments to do business.”

Ozge says that trading has been harder of late as the fall in the Turkish lira has impacted greatly on Turkish export volumes. Generally, he was confident that business would be sustained despite these pressures.

Ozge was pleased with the siting of his stand as it was in the at the entrance to the forum area where the presentations take place.

“This is a very good area. We are very happy to be here,” he says.