Here is Not Written About Istanbul Airport

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Both the construction and the opening of the media with a great success on the Istanbul Airport, no one said that they did not write Room TVElçin Demiröz, penned the debates and fares of the highly debated airport.

The 29 is planned to be opened on October 2018 but the third airport, which was postponed to New Year's Eve and then to April, was finally operational recently. Even though we call him the ik Third Airport mas, he actually occupied the second place with the Atatürk Airport's official appearance. So we have two airports in Istanbul. But there is no rail system that connects them with the city. Ataturk Airport, where the rail system is located, is out of use. Although the rumors continue to be used for cargo and official airplanes, it does not, of course, change the fact that the current subway is shelved with this airport.

The airport construction started in 2014 was subjected to many criticisms due to the disappearance of a significant part of the northern forests of the lungs of Istanbul, the fact that it is located on the bird migration routes, the nature of the challenging nature, the soundness of the ground due to the dried and filled pond and the deaths of workers during the construction. So we were about to get one of the three, so we settled for two.


Introduced with the phrase "World's Largest Airport", Istanbul Airport is the 4th largest airport in the world in terms of its footprint. Considering that the 3 airports before it were in Arabia and America, it seems that we will limit our appetite to make a sentence with the “most” in Europe for now. Because when we look at the world, the concept of "size" is measured by the number of people it serves rather than the area occupied by ports. So functionality comes before size, of course. Hartsfield - Jackson International Airport, located in Atlanta, is currently the world's highest passenger capacity airport with up to 110 million passengers per year. While the passengers hosted by Atatürk Airport in 2018 approached 68 million, the number of passengers targeted by Istanbul Airport is stated to be 90 million first and 150-200 million in the long term. Assuming that all the targets of the airlines planning to grow in an airport that is candidate to be one of the busiest "hub" in the world are on track… Meanwhile, if the expansion activity of Al Maktoum Airport in Dubai ends, with a passenger capacity of 220 million, we want (or have already accepted it). ) We may never reach the concept of "the greatest".


Is everything okay in an airport? Welcome to the first experiences from the eyes of both pilots and passengers!


At the Istanbul Airport, there is an active and aligned 2 runway. When the project is completed, there will be a total 5 runway, one of which will be located at a different angle. However, there is currently no runway alternative to varying wind conditions from different angles. As it can be understood from the wind farms around the airport, this region has harsh weather conditions, especially in autumn and winter, with severe winds and sudden fog pressure that almost suppresses almost every hour of the day. What happened a month ago? No major migration had already taken place, and the side wind limits for the second captain were suddenly increased during the landing of the aircraft. So what does that mean? Under normal conditions, the pilot has more than 15 knott winds and / or has the right to fall into another area and this limit is now increased to the 25 knott. This means that we are waiting for iye more exciting iye descents that require compelling landing in more challenging weather conditions than in the past and that are proportional to the knowledge, skills and experience of the pilot. Come on, man!


The fact that only two of the active runways are located in the eastern direction of the terminal building leads to very long (40-50) taxi times during the arrival of parked aircraft to the extreme runway or to the parking area. This time domestic flights almost as much as the journey itself. That means an additional fuel consumption. Moreover, due to the prolonged taxi times, the daily flight times are normally exceeded in the da go-to g destinations and the teams have to make yachts at their destination. This increases the cost of airlines.


If the Canal Istanbul project, which was planned to be realized simultaneously with the airport, was implemented, the land removed would be used as filling material at the airport. When this was not possible, the filling material was insufficient. Particularly with the ponds that were dried, the roads filled with collapsed roads caused the formation of uneven ramps on any runway of the world. In fact, a taxi that makes a taxi can climb up and down the slopes that can be considered serious to reach the runway or park. When the planes land, especially to save fuel to stop one of the engines to overcome these ramps no longer need to save the system. Considering the long taxi times, this also means an extra cost. In addition, the automatic system called Docking Guidance System, which is used to park aircraft, is not available due to malfunction. For this reason, the marshals, that is, the park attendant, are allocated for each descending aircraft. This is reflected in the size of security, overtime, and human resources.


The airport is located on 76,5 million square meters and has a single terminal building. A passenger has to take the flight between the average 1.500 - 3.000 to go to the door. Especially at the last moment, it is very difficult to reach from door to door. There is no rail system between the doors and there are no solutions that transit passengers can reach to the connection flight in a faster time. In short, internal transfers at the airport are also waiting for an urgent solution.

The same problem applies to airport transfers from the city center. Currently, transportation can only be made by Havaist, İETT buses, taxi and private vehicles. One-way price of Havaist is 21 TL. In the past, this fee can be charged cash is currently only through Istanbul Card. Foreign national passengers are sent to queues to receive this card in a makeshift English language. Also, if you prefer a toll motorway, a one-time toll from this freeway is 45 TL. Even the cost of going to and from the airport can be paid by the airplane ticket. The parking fees are more expensive than the other airports. 30 hours spent in a car parked in a closed car park 1 TL, daily 21 TL. So 63 1 + 2 (63-24 time between 1)

Exorbitant fees are not only in the parking lot, but also in the airport and even in flights. 7 (one) leaf wrap 1 TL.

2 TL at Atatürk Airport. In addition, because the point of delivery is at the opposite end of the airport, many passengers cannot afford to walk back all the way, leaving their car to the place where it has to burn.


In short, it seems that the current situation of Istanbul Airport for domestic flights will be difficult due to the prolonged taxi, thus the voyage times and the troublesome and costly transportation to the airport. For those who say "the plane can land comfortably in the fog", considering that the transfer to the airport where there is no rail transport is made only by vehicles, it is unknown how safely these vehicles can reach the airport in the fog and the current highway, which is not fully illuminated, and in the hurry to catch the flight. We leave the complications that may occur during the flight to the seasons where more difficult weather conditions will occur. While I wish that the additional costs to be created by returning aircraft because they cannot land safely will not be borne by the passengers again ...

While there is already an airport waiting for thousands of people to enter our lives when this ambitious structure is ready in every sense, we will see how much the motivation of Atatürk Airport to implement the new airport is the right decision. . It is worth remembering that there is only 6 airport in London. Istanbul, such as a more advantageous location in a metropolitan area why not 3 airport.

Let's finish it well though.

Even in a city where the mayor is not even known, let's say that ğı it is not certain Daha.

Maybe a movie will come to the city, a beautiful forest will be in the articles ...

The climate changes Mediterranean and we smile.

Elçin Demiröz

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