Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, giving information on the developments in air transportation, said, “We increased our number of airports from 2003 in 26 to 56. We have extended our flight service from 2 centers to 26 points on domestic lines to 7 destinations from 56 centers. " said.
Karaismailoğlu made a statement to journalists in the area of the new terminal building to be built at Malatya Airport.
Expressing his happiness to be in Malatya, one of the most popular cities of the Eastern Anatolia Region and the cradle of civilizations, Karaismailoğlu said that Malatya made a great contribution to the economic vitality of the country by continuously producing from farmers to industrialists, from workers to craftsmen.
Karaismailoğlu stated that, as the ministry, they are working continuously for the stronger development of Malatya, the increase of the welfare and quality of life of the citizens.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they have implemented new investments and giant projects envied by the world in every corner of 81 provinces for holistic development and continued as follows:
“Among our investments, our airports and airlines are of great importance. While every point of the country is connected by air as well as by land, we also strengthen our social and economic ties with the world. As you know, with the Regional Aviation Policy initiated by our Ministry in 2003, our civil aviation has entered a very rapid growth process. As our President of the Republic pointed to us, in a short time the airway became the way of the people. Thanks to the opening of the private sector in aviation and the competitive environment created, a better quality civil aviation service has begun to be provided to our people. We have made a lot of investments to make this growth sustainable in quantity and quality. We increased our number of airports from 2003 in 26 to 56. We have increased our flight service from 2 centers to 26 points on domestic lines to 7 destinations from 56 centers. Our international flights to 50 destinations in 60 countries, on the other hand, reached 127 destinations in 329 countries. Our passenger traffic, which was 2003 million in domestic and international flights in 34, exceeded 2019 million in 209. With these investments, our sector turnover increased from 2,2 billion dollars to 27,2 billion dollars and our country took its place among the leading countries in the world in the field of aviation. "
"Transportation and communication has always been a national issue for us"
Turkey is not only of today, for all the world voicing proceed with sure steps towards becoming an international hub for all modes of transportation Karaismailoğlu, he said:
“Our giant projects, which we have put forward in order to perfect transportation throughout the country and to serve our people with the most up-to-date technologies in the field of communication, carry our country to great goals. Transportation and communication have always been a national issue for us during our 18 years of power. With these thoughts, under the heading of National Transport and Infrastructure Policy, we created a work plan by bringing together the steps that will add value to the investments made so far, our new projects to be implemented and our reform efforts. I hope you will proudly follow the great works we will do within this comprehensive road map. "
Investments in Malatya
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, Malatya is located in the center of the international transport corridor Europe, Asia and the Middle East between passenger and freight transport, in terms of enhancing the competitiveness of Turkey reported that it has a great importance.
For this reason, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that they are aware of the importance of every project that will strengthen Malatya's transportation network and that they follow all projects closely.
“At this point, we know very well that Malatya, with its constantly growing economy, has increased the needs of airline transportation, which is the main actor of international transportation and trade. Our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's instructions with airway investments in the revolution in 2003 began, in Malatya in Turkey as it is all very important developments in this area brought along. Aircraft traffic, which was 2003 in 1096, increased by 2019 percent in 392 to 5. The number of passengers, which was 389 thousand, approached 89 thousand. We increased the capacity of the terminal building with its current capacity of 750 thousand passengers. In this way, the economy of Malatya has grown in the last 500 years, its prosperity has increased and it has needed more investment. We determined that the extensions made due to the increasing passenger demand for air transportation could not meet the future needs. For this purpose, we decided to construct a new terminal building in Malatya, suitable for the desired service quality in passenger service. We have completed the project work and we will perform the tender for the Construction of Malatya Airport Terminal Building and Supplements on November 18, 2. "
Karaismailoğlu, who said that they will bring a new terminal building with an area of 26 thousand 765 square meters and a capacity of 2,5 million passengers to Malatya, said:
“We will not only build a terminal building. We will also build a 2 thousand 495 square meter heat and power center building, a 112 square meter apron barrier building, the airport entrance guardhouse, airport internal connection roads, parking lot, treatment facility, and a 48 thousand 900 square meter apron and ground services vehicle area. In other words, we are building a modern airport in Malatya, which is full of four, without any deficiencies. With its new terminal building and other complementary facilities, Malatya will assume a much more important position in air transport and traffic. The increase in the number of domestic and foreign visitors to Malatya will contribute to the development of tourism in the region. Trade activities will be more active. Malatya strengthens the transport and communication infrastructure, we are also preparing the future of Malatya, as well as all of Turkey. As the representatives of a tradition that sees service to the public as a service to the right, we will build the beautiful days we dream of for our country and Malatya together by working non-stop. "