The metro of Istanbul Airport will be 300 meters from the airport. Verifying the information to Fatih Altaylı, İGA CEO Kadri Öztopçu said, "However, it is possible to provide the connection between electric and perhaps autonomous vehicles."
Habertürk writer Fatih Altaylı wrote in his article that the metro made for Istanbul Airport is 300 meters away from the airport and confirmed by the CEO of the airport operator İGA. Altaylı stated that the construction of the subway is in this state due to the planning error.
At the end of the week, I wrote my impressions about the electric refueling vehicles serving at Yeni Atatürk Airport.
While we were at the airport, Kadri Samsunlu, the CEO of İGA, who operated the airport, heard that we were there and invited them to coffee.
He explained that the 3rd runway in Samsun will be put into service at the beginning of summer, however, the taxi time of the planes on the ground will be very short.
He said that it would be possible to exceed the targets much if the number of passengers was met and there was no decrease due to Corona.
Our main subject was the electric vehicles we tried.
Samsunlu said that they are very satisfied with these electric supply vehicles.
So I asked if it was possible for all utility vehicles on the ground to be electric.
Samsunlu said, “Most of the vehicles on the ground belong to TGS, not to us. In fact, they can turn all these vehicles into electricity and save a lot of money and set an example to the world. ”
He said that they could turn all their vehicles to electric, and even start a study on this issue immediately.
You know that the metro line coming from the city to the airport has ended 300 meters before the airport due to a planning error.
We also talked about this with Samsun.
"Unfortunately, it is," he said.
It is not possible to come under a tunnel under the terminal after this time due to the static calculations of the building.
"However, it may be possible to provide the connection between electric and perhaps autonomous vehicles," he said.
I stated that especially passengers complain about long walking distances.
"We know. We bought special 'buggies' to work inside the terminal. We also planned to have it manufactured specifically for us. We will carry these passengers from their planes to their planes when necessary. ”
Samsunlu also said that the initial criticism of the airport motivated them.
We agreed to talk in more detail sometime.