The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu arrived at Ankara Esenboğa Airport by the plane departing from Istanbul Airport due to the resumption of the airline transportation, which was stopped as part of the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) outbreak measures.
Receiving information about the Kovid-19 measures at the airport, Minister Karaismailoğlu later made examinations.
Karaismailoğlu, said in a statement after the investigation, the Ministry, later becoming one of the world's largest economy, they continued on their way with Turkey tomorrow to prepare the projects, he said.
Pointing out the importance of transportation and infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu said, “Because we know that one of the first conditions of being a big country is to have a strong transportation and infrastructure that connects us socially and economically with the world.” said.
Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they continue their project work 7/24 without sacrificing the precaution, stated that transportation has come to a halt for a few months for the citizens and that everything is done for their health and safety.
Expressing that bad days are left behind, Karaismailoğlu said:
“Under the leadership of our president, we were able to see these days thanks to the vigorous management of our Ministry of Health and the discretion of our citizens. Now is the time to revive social and economic life, to give hope to our youth, women and children. For this purpose, we continue to take our normalization steps resolutely and cautiously by taking high-level measures for the health of our citizens. ”
“The certification process has also started”
Reminding that high-speed train (YHT) flights were launched last week, Karaismailoğlu reminded that the restriction on travel on highways has been lifted as of today.
Emphasizing that the first domestic flight is taking place today by taking one of the most important of these steps, Karaismailoğlu made the following assessment:
“With our flight number TK2150, we came to Ankara from Istanbul with our citizens. Today, we have also started to certify our airports that fulfill the requirements regarding preventive health measures determined by our Ministry of Health. In this context, we presented the first 'Airport Outbreak Certificate' to Istanbul Airport. As of today, Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Esenboğa Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, and Antalya and Trabzon airports have been certified. The process will cover all our airports. ”
“We have determined the measures to be taken and the procedures and principles to be applied”
Explaining that they have been working intensely for a month to make the necessary preparations for the airports as a ministry in the process of returning flights after Kovid-19, Karaismailoğlu reminded that they published the “Airport Outbreak Measures and Certification Circular” as a result of the meticulously carried out works in line with the measures envisaged by the Ministry of Health.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the measures to be taken by the enterprises and the procedures and principles to be applied in order to prevent the epidemic from spreading at the airports provided the following information:
“It is very important for us that our citizens are at peace of mind during their travels and ensure that their health is protected. Therefore, starting today, we are starting a new isolation-oriented period in all stages of the journey, from entry to airports to airports at destination. Our certificate includes not only airport operators, terminal operators and ground handling companies, but also the necessary measures to be taken by each institution and organization, including transportation vehicles that bring passengers to the airport and passengers. ”
Karaismailoğlu pointed out the 4 basic elements determined at the airports against the epidemic and said, “We will never make concessions on the obligation of everyone to wear masks, full compliance with social distance, taking personal and institutional hygiene measures and using protective equipment suitable for risk by the employees. Within the scope of the number of traffic to be determined at our airports, slot planning will be made and social distance conditions will be provided at the airports and aircraft. During the flight, aircraft hygienists will be employed along with the flight crew. Experts will ensure that the requirements for travel health are met by taking all precautions during the flight. ” used expressions.
Karaismailoğlu stated that, in accordance with the Hayat Eve Sığar (HEPP) project carried out by the Ministry of Health, the acceptance of passengers to domestic flights will be provided with the personally produced HEPP code, and that passengers should enter the relevant application and create a record.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the passengers who purchase their tickets through online sales channels, ticket sales offices and agencies will check their health status 24 hours before the flight through the HEPP code, “We will follow the travel process of our passengers meticulously from the starting point to the destination and we will apply all the precautions we take. As the first country to take and implement holistic measures in the face of the epidemic, I believe that the measures we have taken for air travel will be successful. ” he spoke.
Expressing that citizens can use airline transportation in peace and health with peace of mind, Karaismailoğlu said that efforts to open international flights in the coming days will also be concluded.
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