Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that giant cargo companies started to apply to take part in Istanbul New Airport, which will be the biggest in the world when it comes into service, and that the world's leading cargo companies such as UPS, DHL, FedEx are applying to rent a place. With the launch of the New Airport on October 29, the city will be the hub of aviation as well as passenger traffic in aviation. ” said.
Minister Arslan, in his statement, stated that the work at Istanbul New Airport, which is closely followed by our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and our Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, continues at full speed.
Arslan said that the realization in the airport, which attracted the attention of the world's giant companies, has passed 90 percent, and reminded that the first stage will be opened on 29 October.
Arslan, at the first stage of Istanbul New Airport, which will be completed in 42 months, has a capacity of 90 million passengers, 3 thousand 500 landing-take-offs per day, 100 thousand square meter living area, 25 thousand car parking lot, 42 km baggage system, 143 passenger bridge, 5,5 million He stated that he will have a cargo capacity of tons, a security circle of 62 kilometers, this will provide an economic contribution of 73 billion liras and employment opportunities for 225 thousand people.
Emphasizing that the airport attracted the attention of the world's leading giant companies, Arslan said, “When it comes into service, giant cargo companies have started to apply to take part in Istanbul New Airport, which will be the largest in the world. The world's leading shipping companies such as UPS, DHL, FedEx have applied to rent a place. ” he spoke.
“Istanbul will be the center of hookup”
Expressing that air cargo transportation is developing day by day, Ahmet Arslan said that the city will be the center of cargo transportation in addition to passenger traffic in aviation with the launch of Istanbul New Airport on 29 October.
Stating that the air cargo transportation at the airports has been developing every day, Arslan said:
"Existing in Turkey and the ongoing construction of airports efficient use of idle capacity, especially in Istanbul New Airport's new legislation cargo being prepared as a result of meetings and workshops with the participation of relevant institutions and organizations of the potential opportunity of becoming one of the major shipping centers around the world to assess good and it will be possible to provide postal services only by domestic and foreign organizations that provide the necessary conditions to provide this service. ”
Stating that the majority of the companies that want to perform the said service will not be required to be Turkish in the partnership of the company, Arslan said, “With this amendment, large companies that offer air cargo services around the world will be able to operate in our country and a serious competitive environment will be created. an important step for Turkey and Istanbul New Airport in terms of geography to become air cargo center is to be discarded. " found the assessment.