Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan stated that the number of passengers served in one year at Istanbul Airport, which opened on October 29, last year, was 40 million 470 thousand 45. Minister Turhan stated that scheduled flights to Istanbul Airport, the first phase of the first phase of which started on October 29, 2018, started on October 31, 2018, and the date of the opening of the department with full capacity was April 7.
Turhan said that since its opening, 63 thousand 856 domestic flights and 188 thousand 939 international flights have been carried out, a total of 252 thousand 795 aircraft traffic has been carried out. In total, 9 million 872 thousand 793 passengers were served. ” said.
Giving information that an average of 310 airplanes are landing and landing on domestic and daily, and 932 on international lines, Turhan said, “On average, 49 passengers per day on the domestic line and 51 passengers on the international line.” he spoke.
Turhan stated that the construction works of the third north-south runway in the first phase of the airport are continuing rapidly, and said:
“Excavation and engineering filling works have been largely completed on the south side of this track. On the north side, where the ground is weaker, weak ground excavation and engineering fill manufacturing continues. In parallel with these studies, asphalt coating productions start at the south side of the runway and continue at the second binder level where the filling operations are completed. We plan to finish the 3rd north-south runway in June of next year. Construction of the Regional Air Traffic Control Center, Air Traffic Control Tower and ARFF Building will be completed in coordination with the 3rd track. ”
“THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 3rd PARALLEL RUNWAY IS COMPLETED”
Turhan stated that the construction of the third parallel runway, which is under construction at the airport on an area of 76,5 million square meters, located on the Black Sea Coastline between Yeniköy and Akpınar settlements on the European Side of Istanbul, is also approaching the end.
Pointing out that the runway is planned to be put into service in the summer period of 2020, Turhan stated that with the opening of the runway, the “Triple Parallel Runway Operation” application used at the numbered airport in the world will be implemented.
Turhan stated that Istanbul Airport will become one of the most important “hub centers” of the world and added that in the second stage, a parallel taxiway will be constructed with the east-west runway.
Emphasizing that the second terminal building of approximately 80 thousand square meters to be built in the 3rd stage, which is planned to be started when the number of passengers reaches 450 million, will be put into service, Turhan said that parallel taxiways and an additional parallel runway will be used in this process.
Turhan said that when the number of passengers reaches 110 million, a new satellite terminal of approximately 4 thousand square meters is planned to be put into service at the end of the 170th stage planned.
“ONE OF THE WORLD'S NUMBERED AIRPORTS”
Pointing out that the biggest airport of Europe will be put into service in Istanbul with the full capacity of the airport, Turhan stated that Istanbul will be an important hub.
Turhan, airport produces its own energy, environmental, environmentally friendly, pointing out that made unimpeded and green airport, "Istanbul Airport is not only the development of the aviation industry, but also well-activated through additional employment investment to be provided and will be formed by the action of both sectors catalytic effect with Turkey will also make a significant contribution to the development of its economy. ” found the assessment.
Minister Turhan noted that when the Istanbul Airport project, which is the most ambitious and the biggest focus of attraction among public-private cooperation projects, is completed, it will be the world's leading airport for many years in terms of passenger capacity. (DHMİ)