3 Percent of 27rd Airport Completed

27 percent of the airport is completed: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan reported that 27 percent of the third airport construction was completed.

Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan visited the giant projects in Istanbul. First arriving at the third airport construction site, Minister Arslan received information from the authorities. Arslan came to the airport construction site by helicopter. Nihat Özdemir, the Chairman of the Board of Limak Holding, welcomed Mr. Arslan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Istanbul Grand Airport (İGA), Yusuf Akçayoğlu and other managers. Nihat Özdemir, Chairman of the Board of Limak Holding, informed Arslan about the construction of the airport. Arslan, after visiting the construction site answered questions from members of the press.


Saying that 27 percent of the airport construction has been completed, Minister Arslan said, “2 billion Euros have been spent so far. The number of personnel and construction equipment will increase with each passing day. Hopefully, in the first quarter of 2018, this will be an airport where passengers come, passengers go and planes land one after another. "When this place is finished for the first time, two thousand planes will land, and when all is finished, 3 thousand planes will land".



Minister Arslan spoke about the Gayrettepe-Third Airport subway tender and said, “Application projects are finished. It will be clear in 15 days. Then we will bid. "We are planning to be completed in a record time regarding the construction period," he said. Arslan also warned citizens about plane ticket prices and said, “We are working to keep ticket prices at a certain margin. However, it will be more appropriate if our citizens buy tickets early in a planned manner. Those who bought tickets on the last day are emergency people. Airline companies also advise to buy tickets early, ”he said. On the other hand, the works at the construction site, where the rough construction of the 1 million square meter terminal building is planned to be completed at the end of the year, was viewed by the press members. In the images, the latest situation at the airport was reflected on the cameras. The exemplary terminal building was also viewed by press members.



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