Highway charges exceeded airline tickets. The cost of the Istanbul-Izmir highway increased to 367 liras. However, the price of a plane ticket to Izmir is 171 lira. Moreover, it is possible to buy a flight ticket to Munich, Germany, for 362 TL.
According to the report of Mustafa Sarıipek from SÖZCÜ; “Istanbul-Izmir highway toll, which was 2020 lira in 292, increased to 367 lira. On the other hand, with 170.98 TL, it turned out that the flight ticket between Istanbul and Izmir is less than half the price of the highway. It is also possible to fly for 367 TL on some domestic and international routes. Moreover, when you choose the highway, you have to cover the fuel costs as well as the highway fee.
After the recent hikes, interesting posts are made on social media regarding highway prices. The Istanbul-Izmir highway toll, which was 2020 lira in 292, increased to 367 lira. On the other hand, with 170.98 TL, it turned out that the flight ticket between Istanbul and Izmir is less than half the price of the highway. It is also possible to buy flight tickets from Istanbul to Bucharest (367 TL), Berlin (360 TL) and Munich (367 TL) for 362 lira.
Cost of 11 Billion Dollars
The toll of the 11-kilometer Istanbul-Izmir highway, which includes a suspension bridge, 89 tunnels, 836 viaducts, 690 of which are steel, and 3 bridges, costing 2 billion dollars (38 billion 179 million 426 thousand liras). When looking at flight ticket numbers and road tolls, it reminds us of the tragicomic stories of Aziz Nesin. Considering that the fuel burned by the vehicle in addition to the highway toll is around 250-350 TL according to the average vehicle model, the total figure can increase to an average of 700 TL. Considering the time spent on the road, food, beverages and the compulsory oil and other obligatory expenses of the vehicle, this number is observed to be much higher.
Go to Berlin
When compared to the fees paid for toll highways, bridges and tunnels, it is observed that the airline tariffs on some lines are much cheaper. For example, by plane İzmir-Adana 81 TL, İzmir-Antalya 94 TL, İzmir-Samsun 103 TL, İzmir-Kayseri 106 TL. Taking the fuel, other expenses and toll roads into account, it becomes clear how many times it is to go by road. Again, it is possible to fly from Istanbul to Bucharest for 367 TL, Berlin for 360 TL and Munich for 367 TL for the Istanbul-Izmir highway toll of 362 TL.
Reaction rained on social media
Highway charges came up again on social media after hikes. A user named smurfsmurfsmurf from his social media account said, “Joking aside, it is necessary to give money as if it is officially changing the country. going to a city without a city in Turkey when you visit the car in advance comfortably. Now, there is a lot of petrol, and on top of that, there are very high numbers when driving. Even the minimum wage's thinking of changing the city shared a head-to-toe imagination.
A user named nutella damliyo in his mouth says, “Did you add fuel to 367 TL anyway, it is unreasonable. You jump on the plane for 171 TL, and when you go, you rent a nice car. After that from Kordon Karşıyaka'ya visit and stop ”shared.