Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan stated that thanks to Istanbul Airport, one third of the world population will be directly connected to Istanbul and that it can reach anywhere in the world by using this airport. second in the list of the busiest airports in a few years, and sit in the leadership seat when all stages are completed. ” said.
Turhan, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim and the Istanbul Airport's opening ceremony with his presence of foreign heads of state in his speech, congratulated the republic's 95th year, said they were proud to open the new airport that day.
Expressing that they have built the biggest and most comfortable airport in the world in Istanbul, Turhan thanked the President, the leader architect and pioneer of the project, President Erdogan and Parliament Speaker Yıldırım and the relevant ministers, who demonstrated their support and willpower at every stage of the project since the first day of the project.
Turhan, connecting the continents and countries and the world's largest airport by completing the first phase of the airport opened today by recording the record, the area of the airport was previously filled with pits of idle and old mines reported.
Turhan emphasized that rehabilitating the place, turning it into a beautiful area is a big job in itself, but that this magnificent victory monument was built thanks to Erdoğan and all those who did not content with this, transformed the unimaginable ones into reality.
Turhan said, “This airport, which we have built on an area of 76,5 million square meters, will serve 90 million passengers a year and 200 million passengers once it is completed, with the first stage we opened today. Our airport will be one of the largest aviation centers in the world, with more than 225 flight points, 250 of which are international flights, that will employ 300 people. ” he spoke.
Turhan can not organize airline journeys to Turkey voicing the airport would make unrestricted flight, one third of the world's population will be connected directly to Istanbul and said the world could reach any place using this airport.
"The target is first, second, first"
Turhan continued his words by stating that their goal is “second place in the busiest airports in a few years and sit in the leadership seat when all stages are completed”:
“At the terminal we will put into service today; There are social areas such as commercial area of 100 thousand square meters, parking lot for 40 thousand vehicles, children's playgrounds, exhibition halls, conference rooms, 451 room hotel, places of worship, health center. We are also building one of the largest CIP lounges in the world at this airport. Within the scope of the facilities for the passengers, a total of 665 escalators, escalators and elevators were installed. With the mobile applications prepared, it is aimed that the passenger can easily reach the door of the plane he will board. Special passenger services and facilities were created for our disabled passengers. ”
Turhan, 42 kilometers of the latest technology luggage conveyor belt was created and the necessary measures to minimize the damage and loss of baggage reported.
Expressing that the airport is designed as the world's safest airport, Turhan explained that the airport environment is secured with the latest technology fixed and mobile camera systems and radar environment security systems.
Turhan said, “In addition, many systems such as advanced technology X-Ray devices, body scanners, explosive detection devices, bomb trace detectors have been used within the terminal building. 143 passenger bridges will serve passengers and 114 aircraft will be able to approach the terminal at the same time, and the world's largest hull aircraft types will be able to easily approach our new terminal. ” used expressions.
“The biggest infrastructure investment of the Republic at one time”
Turhan, the first stage of the project 2 full independent runway, 2 track runway, including a total of 4 tracks, connected quick-exit taxiways and aprons were opened to the service gave information.
Turhan noted that all of the runways were designed to provide a safe service to the landing and takeoff aircraft in the worst weather conditions and that there were the latest technology systems, Turhan continued.
“In order to prevent ground movements of aircraft from being affected by vehicle traffic, underground tunnels for all cargo and passenger transportation and 105 km special fuel network for refueling have been created. In the first stage, an average of 80 aircraft landing-take-off capacity will reach the hourly capacity, and when all stages are completed, it will reach 250-hour capacity. And we realized the monument of victory, which contains all this, in a short time like 42 months. At the same time, our airport is the largest infrastructure investment project in our republic's history, with an investment cost of 10 billion 247 million euros. ”
“25 billion Euros rent will be paid to the state in 22,2 years”
Turhan said that the financing of this project, which was carried out by build-operate-transfer method, was provided from abroad and that no public source was used. 25 said that the contractor company would pay 22 billion 152 million euros to the state in return for the annual operating period.
Expressing that the airport is an environmental friendly project that provides energy and water saving, Turhan said:
“In this direction, 40 percent energy savings will be achieved in our terminal building due to both architectural features and materials used. No waste water will be thrown into the drinking water reservoir in any period from the airport to the construction phase and the operation phase. Rain and wastewater falling to our airport will be reused with recycling systems. In addition, 10 million trees will be planted in coordination with our Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Turkey is a bridge between three continents. The confluence of the continent's east and west, we have built this airport in Istanbul at the intersection of the north to the south, not only for Turkey, a project in which the world is re-written the history of civil aviation. It is possible to reach 3 countries in 3 hours flight from Istanbul and 41 countries in 5 hours flight. For this reason, our Istanbul Airport will be one of the most important aviation centers in the world. ”