Its architectural style includes the cultural inventory of Istanbul and has won many international awards before its opening. It is being built on an area of 76.5 million square meters and will have an annual capacity of 200 million passengers.
new airport, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to open the
first phase of it on the anniversary of founding of the Turkish Republic on
airport will feature many of the first features in aviation and airports in
terms of size, infrastructure, safety and security systems, and architectural
aspects that combine authenticity and modernity.
airport was built by the "İstanbul Grand Airport", which was formed
on October 7, 2013, and consists of a joint venture of the companies of Limak, Kolin,
Cengiz, Mapa and Kalyon.
consortium of these companies won a bid to build, operate and transfer the
airport at a cost of 26 billion and 140 million euros. the company continues construction
work for 5 years.
first phase of the airport worth 6 billion euros and is expected to provide 90
million passengers a year.
airport will be opened gradually in 4 stages; the first at the end of the month
with the participation of the Turkish President, and is expected to be
completed in full in 2023.
of industrial facilities were built at the construction site of the airport,
which includes about 3,000 heavy machines and more than 10,000 workers working
in exceptional conditions 24 hours without interruption to complete the
construction of the airport on time.
BOT method was approved for the construction of the airport, which is expected
to include 6 independent runways, a capacity of 500 aircraft at the same time,
an open and closed garage with a capacity of 70,000 vehicles, and 200 Million
passengers a year, to be named the largest airport around the world.
design teams at the airport include more than 250 local and foreign architects
specializing in different fields, and more than 500 engineers.
the airport entry into force, the operator company is expected to pay 1.05 billion
euros a year, a total of 26 billion euros a year including VAT in 25 years,
thus saving the state treasury about 176 billion Turkish liras.
the first day of the opening of the first phase of the airport, which will be
attended by prominent local and international figures, is expected to see the
departure and landing of five flights.
Airlines announced that the destination of the domestic flights will be to the
states of Ankara, Izmir and Antalya, while the international destination will
be to Azerbaijan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
airport authorities plan to complete the transfer from Ataturk International
Airport in Istanbul by the end of this year, after which 2,000 aircraft will
take off and land on a daily basis.
airlines will fly from Istanbul's new airport to more than 350 destinations
around the world.
new airport has won many international awards before opening.
of the first awards of the airport was the Control Tower designed by
Pininfarina and Aecom, which was awarded the European Center for Architecture
and Design in 2015.
project received a design award in the category of future projects and
infrastructure for the terminal building at the airport in 2016 by the
management of the International Architecture Festival.
Control Tower is inspired by Islamic and Turkish culture and Istanbul's Tulip,
and will be one of the city's most visible landmarks for travelers to see.
project's systems, including electricity, and the design of the airport
building, won the European Center for Architecture and Design Award in 2015.
airport's main terminal area is 1.3 million square meters, making it the
largest airport building around the world.
building's ceiling designers were inspired by the famous Ottoman architecture "Sinan".
new Istanbul airport will pave the way for the Turkish economy to trigger a
qualitative boom after its opening. The airport's share of Turkey's GDP is
expected to reach 4.9% by 2025.
airport will be connected to the city center of Istanbul with a modern and
sophisticated metro network which is currently under construction.
is also intended to make Istanbul's third airport offering the best services to
its passengers around the world. Several new international standards have been
identified for the taxi company contracted for the airport.
regard to the information technology system, a joint stock company specialized
in infrastructure and electronic programming services was established at the
airport, employing about 780 Turkish engineers specialized in this field.
Turkish company will rely on local and national programming and technology
systems for all its work within the airport.
airport will also feature the latest security and protection systems and ground
radars for the first time.
airport will be supplied with 9.000 surveillance cameras installed in
accordance with the latest global systems.
different centers have been allocated for the security forces to ensure to be
easily transported to the scene if required.
airport will play an important role in achieving Turkey's economic goals of
entering the list of the top 10 economies in the world by 2023, which is the
first cent of founding the Turkish Republic.
currently has two airports, one of which is Ataturk Airport in the European
part, and the other is Sabiha Gokcen in the Asian side.