Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu spoke at the ceremony organized with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the opening of the State Guest House and the mosque with the third runway to increase the landing and take-off capacity at Istanbul Airport.
Karaismailoğlu, a global brand value to Turkish aviation kazandıran said that he is very happy to be in the presence of Istanbul Airport, which has a great share in Turkey being the epicenter of transit passes and adds value to the economy with its current size and the opportunities it promises.
Noting that Istanbul Airport is the biggest proof that the country is taking firm steps towards leadership in the tourism and aviation sector, with the claim it has made from the moment it was planned to the point it has reached today, Karaismailoğlu said that by realizing this great project in a record time of 42 months, it brought the country to life. kazanHe stated that it is very valuable to show the power of Turkey to the world.
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, "My Honorable President, Your Worship inaugurated on 29 October 2018 in which the anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul Airport, as well as you highlight your frequently; is a victory monument rather than an airport. This emerged with a deeper vision of the future work of Turkey's aviation rules have been also allows it to rewrite and still continues to grow larger with each passing year, as you underline your importance. Today, with your participation, we are opening our third runway, air traffic control tower, state guest house and mosque, which will make a great contribution to the development of Istanbul Airport. Good luck to our country. ” he spoke.
Stating that a great change has started in the aviation sector with the vision put forward by President Erdoğan from past to present, Karaismailoğlu stated that at the end of 18 years, they are proud to realize numerous projects and investments.
the anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey October 29, 2018 opened in Istanbul Airport President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, often from an airport, as emphasized above Victory noted that the Memorial Karaismailoğlu, "emerged with a new vision for the future of this work rules in the aviation Turkey again He also allowed him to write. As you underline, it continues to grow every year. ” said.
Reminding that they will open the 3rd runway, air traffic control tower, state guest house and mosque that will make a great contribution to the development of the Istanbul Airport, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Mr. President, a great development has started in the aviation industry with the vision you have created from the past to the present. At this point, we are proud to realize numerous projects. On the way, you always emphasized: 'The airline will be the way of the people.' It was like that. All our citizens are living in every corner of Turkey airway ease of access and comfort. " used expressions.
The name of our track is 18/36
Providing information about the situation of Istanbul Airport and the new runway, Minister Karaismailoğlu said:
"Our Istanbul Airport, 150 flights the airline and the huge capacity to provide opportunities to over 350 destinations, Turkey has made an international transshipment center. With its physical infrastructure, technology investments, service quality, it has become the crown of the aviation industry. This situation brought our country to the top in global aviation. Our 3rd track, which we opened today, is positioned according to the dominant wind direction and is named with the name of 18 (north), 36 (south) runway head. So the name of our track has been runway 18/36. Our track has a length of 3 thousand 60 meters, a body of 45 meters, and a shoulder width of 15 meters each covered in both parts. Total coated part is 75 meters, including shoulders. The runway is in the 4F category, which allows the largest passenger aircraft to land and take off. The taxiways belonging to the runway are 23 meters long and 10,5 meters wide covered shoulders in both parts. The width of taxiways in total is 44 meters. This allows safe taxi movements even for the largest passenger aircraft of category F. It contains 25 taxiways in total. In the southern part of the runway, there is a de-icing apron to prevent the icing of the plane in order to provide traffic in cold weather conditions. De-icing service can be provided to the largest passenger aircraft in this area. In addition, our 3rd runway has electrical and electronic navigation systems that allow landing and takeoff in the toughest weather conditions called CAT-III in aviation. ”
Karaismailoğlu, with the third runway put into service at Istanbul Airport, saves time for both airline companies and citizens. kazanHe stated that there will be a decrease of approximately 50 percent in the available taxi, especially in domestic flights.
The second “End-Around Taxi Road” will be put into service with the new track
Karaismailoğlu, who aims to alleviate the congestion at the airports with high air traffic and states that the second “End-Around Taxi Road” will be put into service together with the new runway. In addition to our track, we have three other important openings here today. Our Air Traffic Control Tower that we opened together with the runway; It is 45 meters high and has 10 control positions. The 2nd tower, which will serve the runway and east of the terminal, will operate simultaneously with the 1st tower. The fact that the two towers are active at the same time is a feature in very few airports in the world. ” made the evaluation.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the State Guest House was commissioned as a facility with high capacity of representation, with an honor hall, 2 conference halls, a 502 square meter foyer area and 3 separate meeting rooms.
With its aesthetic architecture and ornaments; Karaismailoğlu, who stated that the Istanbul Airport mosque, which appeals to the eyes and hearts, will open its doors in a closed area of 4 thousand 163 people, and a total of 6 thousand 230 people, together with its courtyard, said, “Do not miss the prayer of the Quran from the minaret and the dome of the minaret.” said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, addressing President Erdogan, said, “In your leadership, we are signing huge projects for both our homeland of heaven and our Istanbul. Our Izmir-Istanbul Motorway, Istanbul Airport and Canal Istanbul projects, including Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Line, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge, are a source of pride for all of us. As the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we have great responsibilities towards our country, which is on the way to become one of the largest economies in the world. We will carry the tradition of transportation and infrastructure, which has been known for 18 years, with giant projects, to the future by strengthening it. Before every corner of Turkey together, then we will continue to connect the world. We will work and produce day and night, worthy of our beautiful country and nation. While ending my words with these feelings and thoughts, I hope that the State Guest House, Istanbul Airport Mosque, the 3rd Runway and the Control Tower will be beneficial to our country. Shed light on Turkey's future is with us in every project, my gratitude on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to support you, I offer my respect. " used expressions.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "Istanbul Airport is one of the symbols of Turkey's 2023 targets."
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in his speech here, said that the new airport will take Istanbul's world brand qualities one step further. Stating that Istanbul Airport, which has become the pride of the country since it was put into service, has gained its third independent runway, second tower and new taxiway, Erdogan also noted that they will open the mosque with the State Guesthouse and the facilities within the airport.
Wishing all three works to be beneficial, Erdoğan said that these works will be delivered to the country. kazanHe congratulated those who contributed to its creation. Explaining that they carried out this process together with the previous Ministers of Transport Binali Yıldırım, Mehmet Cahit Turan and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, President Erdoğan said:
"Worldwide in the true sense of the construction period, our capacity to this airport, which is a masterpiece, is one of the symbols of Turkey's 2023 targets. We opened the official opening of Istanbul Airport on October 29, 2018, but our airport started operating on April 14, 6, with full capacity, about 2019 months ago. Our airport has hosted a total of 107 thousand flights and 316 million passengers, including 423 thousand domestic flights and 65 thousand international flights. These numbers will increase rapidly as the waiting times on domestic and international lines will be shortened by the third runway, the second tower and the taxiway that will be put into service. Another feature of our runway that we have opened is that even the largest planes of the world can easily land, take off, park. In addition, there are a second tower adjacent to this runway in the world and very few airports controlling high-density air traffic. Our track is also exemplary with its technical infrastructure that allows it to be used in all weather conditions. With the opening of the metro line, which is still under construction, the connection time of our airport with the city will be shortened. ”
Can be developed up to 200 million passengers
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Istanbul Airport has a capacity of 90 million passengers annually in its current form and said:
“Our airport was built with a plan that can be developed up to 200 million passengers annually if needed. To put aside the break caused by the epidemic, there are almost no important centers from Istanbul Airport that cannot be reached. A new era in global and regional air transportation has begun with the introduction of our airport, which has expressed the admiration of everyone who uses it. So much so that many countries had to review the status of existing airports and new airport investments. While some countries are growing with the colonial accumulation from the past and some countries with the natural resource revenues they obtain effortlessly, we create our own development models. ”
President Erdoğan, in his speech at the ceremony held due to the opening of the third runway, State Guesthouse and mosque, which was held to increase the landing and take-off capacity at Istanbul Airport, as the country that implements the most successful public-private partnership projects in the world, especially in transportation and health every day. He said they carried it higher.
Stating that the State Guesthouse and the mosque have been put into service, Erdogan stated that they have completed two more important deficiencies of the airport.
President Erdogan, while undertaking the duty of power nearly 18 years ago, reminding the public that they promised to raise the country over 4 pillars, “We expressed them as education, health, justice and safety. When we look back at Hamdols today, we see that we have kept our promise on these four areas by adding many additional services including transportation from energy to agriculture, industry to trade. I believe that even what we do only in the field of transportation is sufficient to make our face alone. ” he spoke.
The total number of airline passengers in 2002 did not even reach 34 million.
Stating that he wanted to remind the services, starting from the airport, Erdoğan continued his words as follows:
“In 2002, the total number of airline passengers in our country did not even reach 34 million. This figure was 209 million last year. While our airport number was 26, we increased this number to 30 with 56 additions. This number will increase even more with our airports, which are still under construction, such as Yozgat, Rize, Artvin Bayburt and Gümüşhane. We increased the passenger capacity of our terminals from 60 million to 258 million, to 318 million. Our airline cargo capacity, which is 303 tons per day, has reached the level of 2 thousand 500 tons. In the meantime, we managed to increase the flights to only 60 destinations abroad, with 290 additions. We increased the turnover of the sector from $ 350 billion to $ 3 billion. These are just what we do in air transportation.
On the highways, we have always said our split road length, I say again, we increased from 6 thousand 100 kilometers to 21 thousand 100 kilometers with the addition of 27 thousand 200 kilometers. We carried our network of 1714 kilometers on our highways over 1400 kilometers with an additional 3100 kilometers. We increased the number of our tunnels from 83 to 395, and their length from 50 kilometers to 523 kilometers. In railways, we weave our country with high-speed train and high-speed train networks that have never been before. Currently, 1213 kilometers of high-speed railways serve. This number will increase to 2 thousand with the lines that will soon come into service. In addition, the construction of the new high-speed train line, which is close to 2 thousand kilometers, continues. Many of them are planning. In addition, we have renewed the 11 kilometer line, which corresponds to almost all of our existing rail network. ”
Each of our transportation investment in Istanbul is world-class.
President Erdoğan stated that each of their transportation investments in Istanbul, the country's largest city and the junction of the two continents, is world-class artifacts.
Erdogan stated that by offering works like Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Osman Gazi Bridge, such as the Eurasia Tunnel, such as Marmaray, to the service of the nation, “From the Nissibi Bridge in Adıyaman to the Ilgaz Tunnel between Çankırı and Kastamonu, Northern Marmara From the Motorway to the Istanbul-İzmir Motorway, Erkenek in Malatya, Ovit between Rize-Erzurum and Sabuncubeli tunnels between İzmir and Manisa, we have equipped all over our country with works. Thus find a total of 880 billion pounds of transport investment with Turkey's transportation infrastructure, we bring the development goals. There are many divided roads, highways, ring roads, bridges and tunnels that are still under construction. ” said.
You can't talk about being civilized if you have no way, no water
Expressing that they have made or continue to make many important urban rail system investments from Istanbul to Ankara, from Izmir to Antalya, from Konya to Erzurum, Erdogan continued his speech as follows:
“The better we come to transportation investments as the basic element of development, the more we open our country's growth and strength. Because I always say two things, the road is civilization, water is civilization. You cannot talk about being civilized if you have no way, no water. For this, we are determined to continue transportation and infrastructure investments without interruption.
In our holy book, the Holy One, our Lord commands us to turn to the other when he has finished a job. We never say okay to our country and nation by looking at the services we have done so far. On the contrary, the works in front of us inspire, encourage and encourage us to make much better, much better, much bigger. ”
What happened during the epidemic period showed the magnitude of Turkey's potential
What happened during the epidemic that also affect Turkey together with the whole world, opportunities and potential that Turkey once again showed the magnitude of the transfers Erdogan, his speech continued:
“If this nation gets up in 45 days and a 1008-room hospital is to Yeşilköy and a 1008-room hospital to Sancaktepe, it shows with God's permission how much this nation is determined, how determined, and capable. On the other hand, with Çam and Sakura City Hospital, again in Başakşehir, by creating a truly magnificent work, 'We are able to do it with the permission of Allah, not only to our country, but to the whole world. we said. There is another beauty here. What is that? We took a step in health tourism. Airplanes will land in Yeşilköy and will pass to the hospital on foot. All the advanced technology is there.
Likewise Sancaktepe is the old military airport. He will land there, he will go to the hospital from the pedestrian road again and treat him, and from there he will return by plane. We enrich tourism with this. With what? With health tourism. On the other hand, Çam and Sakura City Hospital are both close to IGA and Yeşilköy. There, again, the most advanced technology is available in health. Thus, we make health tourism very strong. We were able to come out with the flux of our forehead, thanks to this process, in which even the developed countries were helpless in many aspects. Of course, not everything is over. Our struggle continues. ”
Erdoğan wished the third runway and second tower of Istanbul Airport, the State Guesthouse and the mosque to be beneficial, and wished the new parts of a proud work to be delivered to Turkey. kazanHe congratulated those who contributed to its creation.
At the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Head of Communication Fahrettin Altun, Presidency SözcüSü İbrahim Kalın, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya, AK Party Izmir Deputy Binali Yıldırım, AK Party Deputy Chairman Numan Kurtümüş, İGA Chairman Mehmet Cengiz, THY Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer İlker Aycı.
After the speeches, with the departure permission of President Erdoğan, three THY planes with the call names TK1453, TK1923 and TK2023 took off at the same time.
With the code TK1453 from the first runway of Istanbul Airport, the flight with Airbus-321 aircraft, captain Serkan Cevdet Tansu, captain Murat Toktar and the second pilot Begüm Özkan, captain Zeynep Akkoyun Çam with the code TK2 from the 1923nd runway and Boeing-737 aircraft, the second pilot Dilek Ayar Kayahan and captain İlyas Çağlar Koçer, captain Murat Gülkanat, captain Murat Gökkaya and captain Volkan Taşan from the 3rd track with the code TK2023 and Boeing-787 aircraft.