Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that they expect the roads to be more crowded than the previous years due to the Eid al-Adha holiday being extended to 10 days and the last holiday of the season, and said, “For our citizens who prefer airline, 25 thousand 4 the flight will take place. " said.
Arslan, said in a statement, the decision of the Council of Ministers Feast of the Sacrifice holiday 10 day was reminded reminded, during this period, both relatives to visit and holiday in the direction of millions of citizens will fall on the road, he said.
Arslan stated that the road construction, maintenance and repair works will be kept to a minimum for the citizens to travel comfortably during the holiday, Arslan said, “We have only one request from our citizens during the holiday; they should obey the traffic rules, not turn the feast of their loved ones into pain. Let our vehicle drivers not get sleepy, tired or alcoholic, and have their tires and all kinds of other maintenance done. ” he spoke.
Arslan noted that the highways will be free of charge during the holiday with the 15 July Martyrs and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges operated by the General Directorate of Highways (KGM), apart from the projects realized with the build-operate-transfer model with the decision of the Council of Ministers in order to contribute to the budgets of the citizens to some extent. Minister Arslan explained that free passes from the bridges and highways can be made between 30 August and 5 September at 07.00:XNUMX.
"Additional YHT flights to Ankara-Istanbul line"
Stating that there are additional flights to the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) line of TCDD Tasimacilik AS, in order to offer citizens more comfortable travel, Arslan said, “Accordingly, on August 26 and 31, and September 4, 08.45 from Ankara and 18.45 from Pendik. 6 additional YHT flights will be operated in With these, 2 thousand 454 additional YHT passenger capacity will be provided on the Ankara-Istanbul line. " used the expressions.
"Necessary measures have been taken in airlines"
Pointing out that the necessary measures are also taken by airlines for the safety of citizens during the Eid al-Adha, Arslan underlined that the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) will continue to work for 7/24 uninterrupted service at airports where heavy aircraft and passenger traffic is expected during the holiday.
Arslan stated that airline companies will perform 25 flights at 4 major airports between August 7 and September 42, and continued as follows:
“During the holiday, 16 aircraft will take off and land from Atatürk Airport, where the busiest aircraft and passenger traffic is expected. This number will be 568 at Sabiha Gökçen Airport and 7 at Ankara Esenboğa Airport. In the same period, 718 thousand 3 airplanes will take off and land at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, 708 thousand 8 at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, 54 at Milas Bodrum Airport and 3 at Dalaman Airport. In addition, necessary measures were taken for additional flights in line with the demands of the airline companies.
Arslan, who suggested that citizens get information about the road condition from KGM Road Advisory unit before departure, said, “Our citizen can use the free Alo 159 line and also the KGM website. www.kgm.gov.t is With the 'route analysis' program offered at http://www.google.com, they can get information about closed and working roads. In addition, they can learn the most suitable routes and alternatives from this line. " he spoke.