Rize Artvin Airport Opened

Rize Artvin Airport Opened
Rize Artvin Airport Opened

Rize Artvin Airport was opened with the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that Rize Artvin Airport, which was built on the sea fill and is one of the few in the world, is not an example in Europe and said, "While designing our airport, we benefited a lot from the tea culture and local architecture, which are an integral part of life in our region."

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu spoke at the opening ceremony of Rize Artvin Airport. Karaismailoğlu said, "This beautiful day will be an unforgettable start for our Rize and Artvin provinces, as well as for our Black Sea and our country," said Karaismailoğlu, adding that during the governments led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the annual number of airline passengers increased from 30 million to 210 million, and that airports are a growing, developing, global power. He said that they feel the justified pride of making it a showcase of Turkey, which is taking firm steps towards becoming a world leader.

Underlining that Rize Artvin Airport, which is one of the few in the world built on the sea fill, is not an example in Europe, Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows;

“We are presenting our country's second airport, which is the work of Turkish engineers and employees using advanced engineering solutions, to the world's transportation, trade and tourism. This work of ours is beyond being an economic value for Turkey; It is a concrete example of how our advanced engineering capabilities are at scale that shines a light on the world. Our source of inspiration, our glorious history full of epics, the beliefs and values ​​of our beloved nation, as well as its customs and traditions, have been our source of inspiration, while we were projecting gigantic works that will carry our country to the future under your leadership. While designing our airport, we benefited greatly from the tea culture and local architecture, which are an integral part of life in our region.”

Emphasizing that there are projects waiting to be opened in the coming days, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have been serving our country with great love and enthusiasm for 20 years. kazanWe are working with all our strength for the strong future of our Turkey, which is advancing with determined steps towards becoming the leading country of the 'developed world' by trying to leave more traces in the great heart of our beloved nation with the works we produce, saying 'our job is service, our strength is our beloved nation'. Today, at the opening of our Rize Artvin airport, we are living another day that will not be erased from our memories and will leave a trace. Our project will make serious contributions to the tourism, economy, development and cultural promotion of the region. It will make significant contributions to our relations with our neighboring and sister countries in the Black Sea basin and on the Black Sea coast. Peace, brotherhood and friendship will strengthen our bridges. Rize-Artvin Airport, which is entirely the work of Turkish engineers and employees, is the message of 'Great and Strong Turkey' to our region and the world on behalf of our engineering capabilities.

Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said, “Our airport; With its location and characteristics, it is a harbinger that our government cannot do for our nation, there is no obstacle that it cannot overcome, and that we will continue to invest and produce services for our nation, which deserves the best of everything, regardless of the conditions and conditions, in order to make Turkey one of the 10 largest economies in the world. Our aim; It is to build a safe, economical, comfortable, environmentally friendly, uninterrupted, smart and sustainable transportation system that contributes to the competitiveness of our country and the improvement of the life quality of the society.

Expressing that they have clarified the targeted new Turkey under the leadership of President Erdoğan, as the 100th anniversary of the Republic is approaching, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said, “A deep-rooted mission, vision that encompasses the future, strategic planning and holistic development with meticulous work; We have an ambitious process shaped by the dynamics of mobility, digitalization and logistics and aiming to integrate the world into this geography. And we manage this process successfully in every mode of transportation.”

Sea fill was made using the 'pre-loading technique' used by Mimar Sinan in the construction of the Süleymaniye Mosque in 1558; Details about Rize – Artvin Airport, which is the size of 19 football fields, continue to be investigated. Rize – Artvin Airport, whose construction took 5 years; It became the second largest airport after Ordu-Giresun Airport, and the fifth largest airport on the sea in the world, after Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Well, have Rize Artvin Airport flights started, where are there flights? What is the capacity and features of Rize Artvin Airport? Here are the details…

Is Rize Artvin Airport Open?

Rize-Artvin Airport was opened on Saturday, May 14, 2022 and put into service. The first flight from Istanbul to Rize-Artvin Airport took place at 10.30 today. The name of the THY plane, which landed on the runway with 320 passengers, was determined as 'Rize-Artvin'. It was shared that the pilot who used the plane was Mustafa İnanç Ersoy from Rize-Pazar. After the official opening with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the first Passenger Plane landed at Rize Artvin Airport.

Rize Artvin Airport Features

Rize-Artvin Airport, which has the distinction of being the 2nd largest airport in Turkey and the 5th largest airport in the world, which was built by filling the sea, consists of a total of 32 square meters of indoor space, including a 47 thousand square meter terminal building and other support buildings.

135 thousand square meters of the airport, which has a landscape area of ​​more than 49 thousand square meters, has been greened with 1453 trees compatible with the geographical features of the Black Sea.

Where is Rize Artvin Airport?

Located at a distance of 34 kilometers from Rize, 54 kilometers from Hopa and 125 kilometers from Artvin, Rize - Artvin Airport aims to serve approximately 3 million passengers annually in Pazar district.

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