The building of the biggest airport of the world is about to start.
A 150 million passengers capacity airport.
It will cost a little more than 10 billion euro. The Turkish state doesn’t pay anything, the airport will be built by the Turkish private sector.
25 years later the Airport licence will be back in the hands of the Turkish state!!!!
It will be finished in 2018.
The Turkish private group paid the Turkish state a little more than 22 billion euro for the licence/rent (VAT exluded).
The airport requires 350 thousand tons of steel, 10 thousand tons of aluminium, 415 thousand square metre of glass.
150 000 people will work in this huge airport. That’s a great news.
A capacity of 500 planes on the floor, 6 plane tracks, 8 control towers, 165 passenger bridges, rail connections between the terminals….
Turkish Airlines will have its own terminal. I admire this company so much, I hope they will order the magnificent A380.
There will be a congress centre, a 70 thousand car capacity parking, shops, hotels….It is so huge that we can call this airport a city.
The Airport will be built on the European shore of Istanbul, in the north, a stone’s throw from the Black sea.
A fantastic project!
PS: Atatürk AirPort is overloaded, many planes wait and cue through the clouds to land.
PPS: The Ankara-İstanbul high speed train line will be opened this month.
PPPS: Another grandiose and very serious project : Kanal İstanbul.
PPPPS: Turkey is changing at a fast pace. I’m so happy for my country that has suffered so much. At last Turkey’s horizon is bright. Mutlu ve gururluyum.