- 2019-02-03 06:04 PM
- Business and investment in Turkey
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The city of Istanbul is waiting for the opening of its third giant airport, which has been under way for months, to ease the pressure on the two existing airports (Ataturk and Sabiha Gokgan), having been unable to meet the increasing demand in light of the addition of new flights and routes and the acceptance of more Goods. Airport officials, "managers, experts, engineers, and workers" are doing their best and arriving overnight by day, in order to open the first phase of the airfield on February 26, 2018.
The first phase of the airport is expected to receive about 90 million passengers a year, with an area of 1.3 million square meters, and in an interview with "Anatolia ", Yusuf Aqjoglu, director of the construction sector at the airfield, "I will not be exaggerated if I say that the first phase will expand without any pressure for 110 million passengers per year ", He pointed out that Ataturk airport hosts more than 60 million passengers per year, although its area is limited to 350 – 400,000 square meters.
"We expect the first stage of the opening of the movement of 2,000 aircraft between arrival and departure per day, which exceeds the number achieved by Ataturk airport on the last day of Eid al-Adha, when the movement of 1,500 aircraft witnessed," he said.
As for the cost of the first phase, Akçoglu said that an estimated budget of 6 billion euros (6.8 billion US dollars) was allocated for this phase, of which 2.4 billion euros (about 2.7 billion dollars) was spent to this moment. The head of the airport revealed that more than 250 airlines intend to launch flights from the airport following the completion of its construction, as well as the conduct of flights around 350 destinations worldwide, thus the airport is one of the largest airports in the world in terms of the number of destinations to which the aircraft depart.
The airport parking lot for 18,000 cars will be built to be the largest airport in Europe, supported by a parking lot of this capacity, he said. He noted that 18,000 and 500 workers are currently working on the construction of the airport, and by next year this number will rise to 30,000, as well as provide more than 100 thousand direct jobs to 100,000 people as soon as it opens.
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