Istanbul with the opening of the Airport "Aeronautical Center" in Turkey's air cargo transport from the location also said it would increase its market share in the State Airports Management General Manager Funda in January, the world's largest airport logistics center, the airport in the commercial sense says it will take more than its share of potential.
Continuing its investment in line with the objective of making accessible by air all over the country the State Airports Administration (SAMA) 's Public-Private Cooperation projects the number of realized today as Turkey in the aviation sector has reached 18. With the postponement of the transfer of Atatürk Airport to March 2019, there are many projects carried out by the State Airports Authority. We talked with the General Manager Funda Ocak about the ongoing projects in the aviation sector and the achievements of Istanbul Airport to the country.
DHMİ, we always knew that recently came to agenda also conducted several projects in Turkey with the Istanbul Airport. How many projects are you running?
Our country has achieved a great progress in the field of civil aviation and has gained a respectable place in world civil aviation with the fastest development in Europe. There was no doubt that the transportation policies implemented in the last 16 year were effective in capturing this success graph. I can say that our country is equipped with more modern airports and terminals than its counterparts in the world. DHMİ has become a global brand in terms of business and advanced technological infrastructure. Many of our airports have won prestigious awards by signing the records that left behind the European giants.
We are proud of the success of crowning these achievements with Istanbul Airport, the biggest project of our Republic's history in the airline sector. This magnificent work that dazzle the whole world, not just the Middle East, Turkey is not at the center of Europe and Asia, will be the epicenter of the global air transport. In addition to our, as you mentioned in your question Istanbul airport in Turkey in order to carry out many important projects that will sustain our success and we are taking achieved great investment. In addition to the construction and renovation works of terminal buildings and pat fields, a total of 34 construction projects are being carried out, including various building and airport rehabilitation works.
The construction of the Muş Sultan Alparslan and Kahramanmaraş Airport Terminal Building and the Kars Harakâni Airport Pat Fields were completed and will be opened soon. Repair of PAT Areas in Antalya and Van Airport. Balıkesir (Central) Airport Terminal Building Construction is planned to be completed in a short time.
Construction of Gaziantep Airport Terminal Building and Tokat New Airport Superstructure Facilities and Construction of PAT Fields in Tokat New Airport continues in accordance with the work program. As of today, the number of Public Private Collaboration projects realized in the aviation sector in our country has reached 18.
What do you aim for with ongoing projects?
In the projects we are conducting; In the field of airport operations, we aim to be among the world's leading organizations with a global competitive edge. The rapid development of the aviation sector in our country, the increase in the number of passengers and the change in needs made it necessary for new airports to participate in the service. Airport service is provided at the 56 point of the country, increasing this number and expanding the airway transportation is a necessity. Because, one of the most important factors in making trade, tourism and industry investments attractive and attractive in every region of the country is to ensure smooth transportation.
Are there any new airports that will be put into service in 2019 or will start the project?
The total 56 airport in Turkey serves as active. We continue the construction of Tokat New Airport with our own resources. In addition, the construction period of Çeşme Alaçatı Ekrem Pakdemirli Airport continues with the Build-Operate-Transfer model. In addition, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments, Rize-Artvin, Karaman, Yozgat and Bayburt-Gumushane airports are continuing their work. In addition to this, West Antalya Airport Project is planned by our company in 2019.
In the 2018 Turkey, it has reached the highest export revenue in the history of the Republic. How was this reflected in air cargo transportation? What is the growth rate compared to the previous year?
By the end of November 2018, according to unconfirmed data, 1 million 202 thousand tons of international cargo traffic took place. According to 2018 2017 years 10 percent at the end of the year we expect to reach an increase of 1 296 million tons. The average growth in international cargo traffic over the last 10 year is 15. This growth trend continues. With the opening of İstanbul Airport, we expect our country to increase its market share in air cargo transportation and become a base between east and west axis.
The move to the new Istanbul Airport was postponed to March. Which flights will be made from Atatürk Airport after this date?
With the launch of the Istanbul Airport, only general aviation, maintenance repairs, flights with private cargo state aircraft and special VIP / CIP flights can be realized at Atatürk Airport. In addition, Atatürk Airport is intended to host aviation fairs.
When the infrastructure works of the logistics center to be built at the New Airport will be completed. What exactly is targeted with this center?
Cargo / Logistics Center; 1,4 is planned to be built on an area of 1 million square meters for the first phase of the project and 200 will be built in the following phases. Many important domestic and foreign companies serving in the fields of cargo, logistics and temporary storage will also be included in this project. In the first phase, the Cargo / Logistics Center will provide annual 1,6 million air cargo tonnage capacity. With the second and third phases, this capacity was planned to be extended up to 2,5 million tons per year.
At the same time, the park positions were positioned in front of the warehouses where the wide-bodied cargo plane could dock on the 30. It was designed with the use of air side service tunnels that pass under the runway and taxiways from these points to the passenger terminals and remote parking areas, considering an operation infrastructure that would not be affected by aircraft traffic.
Warehouse, agency buildings, customs offices and all cargo / logistics operations will take place in the Cargo City to be established within Istanbul Airport. In the cargo city, there will be service points such as banking services, cafes and restaurants, dry cleaning, hairdresser, PTT, places of worship, veterinary, health center, test laboratories. For all the support areas where the circulation is intense, 456 is planned to be parked in 18 thousand square meters of total usage area. In addition, an alternative route was planned for the passengers and employees to reach the cargo city without traffic.
What does the new airport mean for cargo transportation?
Istanbul Airport is aiming to become one of the biggest cargo hub points on the world with the ever-growing investments of domestic and foreign companies depending on the strategic location of our country. I think that Istanbul Airport project will make a great contribution to the country's economy with the importance of air cargo transportation.
Logistics companies are very troubled by the high rents in Istanbul airports. Are there any steps that DHMI can take? Do higher prices cause problems in logistics center structure?
The construction of Istanbul Airport, the largest and most modern airport in the world, is directly proportional to the determination of the quality / price relationship of the service produced at the airport. Considering the size of the project and the size of the project, the transfer of service quality by technology transfer, the capacity increase, and the possibility of additional commercial contribution to the stakeholders, I think that the tariff fees published at the airports are within reasonable limits. In addition, as part of the project, the company responsible for operating the airport cannot be included in the determination of the fees of the areas allocated to the company; The logistics center of our country and the world's largest airport will surely take the share of the airport's potential in the commercial sense.
When we think about Turkey's ongoing projects in the aviation sector xnumx't How do you think it would have the power?
In line with the goal of making all of the country accessible by air, we aim to increase the total number of active airports at 2023 to 65, and the number of 450 million passenger and annual passenger traffic per year will reach to 350 million. In the vision of 2023, our country is aiming to become a global center. In this respect, we expect to increase the number of 2017 and 2023 in the number of international passengers and 6,4 in the number of domestic passengers and 4,8 in the total number of passengers. In addition, our growth expectation for the same period is 5,5. In addition, we expect that 5,5 growth will be achieved in 2017-2023 between the years of international cargo traffic, which is one of the important issues.
Ongoing Projects of DHMI:
Construction-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Projects in Progress:
Esenboğa Airport New Domestic-International Terminal Building and Operations,
Construction-Building-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Projects:
Çeşme Alaçatı Ekrem Pakdemirli Airport is the project.
Lease / Operational Transfer (KID) Projects:
Atatürk Airport Foreign and Domestic Terminal Building, Parking Lot and General Aviation Terminal
Antalya Airport; I. and II. Phase International Terminals, CIP Building, Domestic Terminal
Zonguldak / Caycuma Airport
Gazipaşa / Alanya Airport
İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport Current International, CIP, Domestic Terminals
Aydin / Cildir Airport
Dalaman Airport Existing International Terminal, Domestic Terminal and Operations
Milas / Bodrum Airport Current International Terminal, CIP / General Aviation Terminal and Domestic Terminal and Operations