The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) made a statement about the runways at Atatürk Airport for the first time. In that statement, it was stated that the 14 billion lira runway was "disabled" due to the negative effect of Istanbul Airport landing and departure operations.
The new question that comes to mind is that Ataturk Airport, which has been serving millions of passengers for years, has not been taken into account when planning the construction of Istanbul Airport?
The construction of the thousand-bed Yeşilköy Hospital, built on two runways of Ataturk Airport, worth 2 billion dollars, is under discussion.
The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) also made a statement by mentioning some details about the runways at Atatürk Airport for the first time.
In the statement made by DHMI; “Atatürk Airport 17/35 runways have not been used since April 6, 2019, when Istanbul Airport is fully operational. The runways in question have been disabled because they negatively affect Istanbul Airport landing and take-off operations and cause serious capacity losses.
05/23 runway is used for limited flight operations at Ataturk Airport.
The Hospital, built on the disabled 35L / R runways, has no negative impact on Atatürk Airport operations.
We have alternative taxiways from the 05/23 runway, which are actively used, to the parking areas, the general Aviation terminal and the maintenance hangars, which can be directed to aircraft traffic. On the other hand, it conforms to all the conditions stated in Annex-14 and does not constitute any obstacle.
Another issue is that the ongoing productions have no negative effects on electronic, navigation and radar devices. ” expressions were used.