📩 24/12/2018 17:15
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan stated that leading cargo companies such as UPS, DHL and FedEx have applied to rent a place at Istanbul New Airport, which will be the largest in the world when it comes into service.
Turhan, said in a statement, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul closely followed by the rapid take up of work on the new airport, said the first phase of the airport will be put into service on 29 October.
In the first phase of Istanbul New Airport, which will be completed in 42 months, 90 million passengers capacity, 3 thousand 500 landing-take-off opportunities, 100 thousand square meter living area, 25 thousand car parking lot, 42 km luggage system, 143 passenger bridge, 5,5 million tons of cargo Turhan, who said that the capacity will be 62 kilometers of security circle, stated that this place will provide an economic contribution of 73 billion liras and employment opportunities for 225 thousand people.
Stating that the airport has attracted the attention of the world's leading giant companies, Turhan said, “The regulation has been amended to enable giant cargo companies to apply to the Civil Aviation General Directorate to take part in Istanbul New Airport, which will be the largest in the world when it comes into service. 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 cargo transportation”
Cahit Turhan stated that air cargo transportation is developing day by day, and the city will be the center of cargo transportation in addition to passenger traffic in aviation with the launch of Istanbul New Airport on October 29.
"Existing in Turkey and the ongoing construction of airports efficient use of idle capacity, especially in Istanbul New Airport in the world in the best assessment of major cargo hub potential of becoming one of the deals in order prepared as a result of meetings and workshops with the participation of relevant institutions and organizations and which entered into force new With the legislation, it will be possible to provide cargo and postal services by A and B group ground handling companies, as well as domestic and foreign organizations that only 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, Turhan said, “With this change, especially the big 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.