State Airports Authority (DHMİ) General Manager Funda Ocak Funda Ocak stated that the target for the opening of the Istanbul New Airport was October 29, 2018 and said, “At that time, this airport will be opened. All developments and studies clearly reveal that there will be no translation or disruption in this regard. ” said.
Speaking at a press conference held at Florya DHMİ Social Facilities with the participation of Istanbul Airport Correspondents Association (İHMD) members, Ocak said that the crisis in the aviation industry started to end in 2017, and the increase in passenger numbers began.
Russian passengers they recover quickly re-register by coming to Turkey in January, he said they were doing some collaborations with European tour operators to attract passengers this year.
January, stating that the second runway, which is under construction at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, will be completed in 2019, “Unfortunately, with the completion of the second runway, we cannot start service immediately on 2 runways. Because the current track has been in use since 2000. There are cracks and corrugations. After commissioning the second runway as the main runway, we will also repair the main runway. The targeted date for service with two tracks in Sabiha Gökçen will reach the end of 2019. ” he spoke.
Funda January in Istanbul is at the top of the eyes of the world for the new airport, expressed Turkey's success story would show everyone with this project, 80 percent reported that the completion of the first stage of construction.
Noting that the efforts of the DHMI team to this airport should not be ignored, Ocak said, “The target is 29 October 2018. At that time, this airport will be opened. All developments and studies clearly reveal that there will be no translation or disruption in this regard. ” used expressions.
DHMİ General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors said that the modern equipment and communication equipment to be used in the new airport voyages are ready, and that they will be assembled and calibrated after the place delivery.
“A project that will also affect the European airspace”
Stating that they made some arrangements in the airspaces before the new airport was put into service, Ocak said, “Istanbul New Airport is a project that will affect not only Istanbul airspace but also European airspace. A project that will directly affect the airspace of all countries, from Romania, Bulgaria and Central Europe, which leave us with agreement letters, get up and down from them, get up and down from us. For this reason, our friends have increased their capacity for Istanbul airspace. ” made the evaluation.
Funda Ocak stated that the 100 air traffic controller completed the trainings for the Istanbul New Airport area and that the 25 air traffic personnel were continuing their trainings and that the experienced 25 controller working in other squares would also be working here.
“We provided systems and devices, designed the procedures, and prepared letters of agreement with the countries that interact in all European airspace. We held our meetings. We made our 'Eurocontrol' reports, we have staffed our staff. We are ready and present in this airspace after the Istanbul New Airport is activated. These were never spoken or reflected in the public. This is an extremely important issue. DHMİ did not only deal with Istanbul New Airport projects, follow-up, control and control. A very intense sweat and mind sweat related to the real airspace. These studies are still ongoing. Hopefully, flight controls will be done after all systems and devices are assembled until July. ”
DHMİ General Manager January, two independent tracks, 8 million square meters of coated areas, 1,4 million square meters of terminal and other support buildings for the construction of the new airport 42 month period is insufficient, but this year, the weather in the timely completion of the project helped to finish.
“We made it ready”
On a question about some news about the plane that carried President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Istanbul New Airport for the first time on February 26, January said that they have made all kinds of preparations on this issue and said, “Of course, it is the appreciation of our President. We've brought. " said.
Noting that Gayrettepe-Airport Metro will not catch up with the airport opening on 29 October, Ocak said, “It is very likely that intensive works are continuing to put this place into service at least 7-8 months after (opening). This time in the coming days, Airport-Halkalı Tender preparations were launched for the Metro Line. ” used expressions.
On a question, Ocak stated that the approach services of the aircraft will be provided from Ataturk Airport until the air traffic control unit planned for the second phase of the new airport is established, and the tower services will be performed by the controllers at Istanbul New Airport.
Also referring to the process of moving from Ataturk Airport to the new airport, Ocak said, “The date of the ceremony on 29 October is not the day. Moving process will begin on October 30, 03.00:31, and moving process will be completed on October 23.55, at XNUMX. ” said.
“We also gave the IST code to Istanbul New Airport”
January, they also received a new flight code from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for Ataturk Airport, saying, "We have given ISL, the new flight code of Ataturk Airport and the IST code to Istanbul New Airport." conveyed his knowledge.
Cengiz Kurt, Head of Department of DHMİ Public-Private Sector Cooperation, said that they divided the moving process into three sections, and in the last stage, the biggest share in the transactions belonged to Turkish Airlines (THY), followed by Turkish and other foreign companies engaged in air transportation.
Kurt stated that THY will discontinue its flights on October 31, at 02.00 and provide transportation without any operation for 12 hours.
“Since it is the largest airport in the world, it will be one of the largest removals in the world. This will also happen by road. It will be moving through a very heavy traffic like Istanbul. Very serious coordination is required, but we do not think there will be any problems. The route will be through Basın Ekspres Yolu, Mahmutbey Toll Booths. The municipality, gendarmerie and all public and institutions working on the road route will be coordinated from AKOM and will be moved. If necessary, traffic can be interrupted in moving. ”