When will Istanbul Airport Metro be opened?

istanbul airport subway will be urgent
istanbul airport subway will be urgent

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan answered questions about Istanbul Airport at CNN Türk. Turhan stated that 10.00 percent of the move to Istanbul Airport was completed as of 97 yesterday and said, “It may be far from some points in distance. For example, it may be a little far from Bakırköy, Küçükçekmece, Zeytinburnu or the regions between Avcılar and Fatih in the western part of Istanbul. But this distance does not require any difficulties in terms of transportation. We do not expect any problems in the next 20 years in terms of road traffic in the region where Istanbul Airport is located. ”

Minister Turhan stated that they carried out the biggest transportation in the world aviation history and stated that the moving operations were completed without any problems and problems. Turhan said: “The road that should be closed for 26 hours was opened in 13 hours, the road that would be closed for 12 hours was opened to traffic in 8 hours. And during this time, we would like to thank the tolerance of our citizens of Istanbul. Operations are now starting from the new airport. There are no air transport units at this airport. We have customs units, administrative units. We have units that will gradually carry out their transactions on both sides. Our cargo flights will continue for a certain period of time at Atatürk Airport. ”


Pointing out that one of the most important advantages of Istanbul Airport is that the transportation routes are sufficient compared to Atatürk Airport, Turhan said, “It can be far from some points in distance. For example, it may be a bit far from Bakırköy, Küçükçemece, Zeytinbumu or the areas between Avcılar and Fatih in the western part of Istanbul. But this distance does not require any difficulty in terms of transportation. ” Turhan explained the transportation points of Istanbul Airport as follows: “Just before the airport is opened, you can travel the Mahmutbey-Odayeri Airport Connection Road in the form of 2 × 4 lanes without any traffic problem at the most comfortable A traffic level of Istanbul. We made it into a route. The route between Hasdal Junction and the airport has also been converted into 2 × 4 lanes. Çatalca, which also comes from the west side, is a 2 × 3 lane state road with the airport direction of Yassıören. We do not expect any problems in the next 20 years in terms of road traffic in the region where Istanbul Airport is located. In the first half of 2020, we will put the metro between Gayrettepe - Airport into service. It will end before coming to June. A 32 kilometer long subway line. Travel time will be less than half an hour. Our operating speed will be 80 kilometers. Our line allows 120 kilometers. There are 6 stations. when we bring an average of 80 kilometers, it is less than half an hour. There is an airist transportation. It will serve the airport in 20 points from Istanbul. 2 thousand 300 will go and go. It will carry 90 thousand people a day. In addition, IETT buses will serve 24 hours from certain centers of Istanbul. Taxi services at the airport were also disciplined. ”


Stating that the delay and delay will not be due to the physical conditions of Istanbul Airport, Turhan said that the airport has a much larger capacity than Atatürk Airport. Turhan said, “The hourly arrival and departure capacity from our old airport was 70. Although the 3rd track is not opened here, the capacity here will increase to 80 when it is opened. We will open the new track next year today. It is considered to be the March of 120. ”

English Translation

Turhan said the following about the taxis that will work at the airport: “The taxis that will serve at Istanbul Airport are currently 660. It will then be increased and will be over 1000. The drivers who will use the taxi here have to know English, IGA and it controls it. The problem with the tourist will not be a problem. When the passenger tells where to go with the special screens in the taxis, the driver will offer him the choice of road. If the passenger wants, there will be a chance to learn the license plate of the vehicle, the driver. It will be possible to pay by credit card. ”


Turhan said, “We had friendly countries to Atatürk Airport. Whether we want a flight or not. This was one of the important reasons for the construction of the New Airport. Our capacity was full, we couldn't. These problems have been solved with the new airport. It made a significant contribution to the country's economy and tourism. The airline will experience a 5 percent increase in 20 years. International and domestic flights are separate. We determine the ceiling of ticket prices in domestic lines. It cannot exceed a certain limit. In terms of competition, they use commercial marketing techniques. We determine the ceiling of the final price. On the other hand, direct flights to more domestic and foreign airlines will bring an advantage in transportation costs. People who use transfer airline get transportation service at high cost. ”


Turhan: “Atatürk Airport will be a park and fairground. The plan and project are carried out by our Ministry of Environment. Our field will be used as a training center. It will be used for 1-1.5 years cargo flights and private flights until the hangars are built at the new airport. We will hold the Teknofest fair here, even if it is not for civil aviation passenger flights. It will be a fair that will highlight aviation. This is the best place for this. We will keep a runway here for general aviation services. 5G will start in 2020. ”


Turhan said, “Our Alaçatı Airport is built with Build-Operate-Transfer. It will open in 2021. It is mostly for tourism purposes. It is a region with a high tourism capacity. It will serve tourism. Kaş, Batı Antalya Airport… Studies on location determination have been completed. Locating is very important. Mali has meteorological criteria. Antalya is not enough in the summer. The new airport will arrive there. It is not right to tell the deadline in advance, but we aim to do this with the Build-Istet-Government. It is a project that will make it happen. We see this as a commercial airport. It is not a public service like Kars, Muş, Bingöl. ” (SAE)

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