Date: 8 months ago   Category: Politics

The new airport of Istanbul applies for world leadership

The huge hub on the Black Sea will provide to Turkish Airlines big competitive advantages. Lufthansa and Aeroflot, Frankfurt and Moscow can lose many transients.

, Why to Istanbul the biggest airport in Europe? Of course, the city on Bosphorus attracts a great number of tourists, but not 90 million a year! Namely so many air passengers plan to accept the new main air gate of Turkey which are solemnly opened on October 29 from next year. And then their power within ten years is planned to finish to 150 or even 200 million. And then the hub on the bank of the Black Sea can be the largest aviation knot on the planet. So far the American city of Atlanta (104 million passengers) is in the lead.

the Favourite infrastructure project of Erdogan

However, the airport called just Istanbul ("it is the most valuable brand of our country", Erdogan has said), for the present isn't absolutely ready. Numerous subquality work have to be eliminated in two months (workers repeatedly complained of difficult working conditions and violations of safety measures). At this time will serve only five routes, generally internal here. Really new airport will earn only after here, on the North of the European part of Istanbul, the parastatal airline Turkish Airlines gets over "with all wagon train". So far it is based at the airport of Ataturk located on the bank of the Sea of Marmara in the south of the western part of the city.

Moving is planned for December 29 and 30. Grandiose logistic operation in which are going to involve about 1500 trucks, it is planned to carry out within 45 hours. In full regular air traffic has to begin on January 1, 2019.

of Turkish Airlines and the Istanbul airport stake on transit
such figures testify To scales of the project. The new Istanbul airport is constructed in extremely short time - in only four and a half years, his construction cost to private investors over 10 billion euros, it is located on the area of 76 square kilometers three times exceeding the territory of the airport of Ataturk or the airport of Frankfurt am Main, largest in Germany, he will have 6 runways, in the long term he will be able to accept and send per day not less than 2000 planes - both passenger, and cargo.

Such scope is dictated, of course, not only by ambitions, but also calculations. The airport of Ataturk has reached a limit of the power long ago, there are no opportunities for his expansion, and passenger traffics at Turkish Airlines everything grow and grow. And not only and even not so much thanks to the tourists and business people coming to Istanbul and also traveling all over the world to Turks, how many at the expense of transients.

the Turkish airline and the new Istanbul airport built obviously "for growth" also stake on them. Thereby they throw down an unambiguous challenge to numerous competitors in Europe. Bargaining chip of Turks: extremely favorable географическ



just now

Scientists said that the volcanic eruption of Raykoke on Kuriles destroyed flora and fauna on the island of the same name. As "The popular mechanics" reports, also other volcanoes of islands of Kuril...

just now

After the electric version of the compact hatchback Germans showed standard modification of model with traditional petrol and diesel motors the Basic unit there was a former 1.2-liter atmospheric pe...

just now

Cigarettes, a SARS, dry air provoke breath aggravation, but not all "modern mummies" are ready to address the expert in time. Congestion of a nose problem of children from 0 to 18 years. Adult child...

just now

The head of department of counterintelligence of the SSU Alexey Petrov who was called the possible candidate for a position of the vice-chairman of the SSU before the first round of presidential elect...

just now

In Poltava announced a competition on the best photo made in the forest. For participation invite as professionals and amators. Photos in high quality send to the address @ yprales @ to till A...

just now

The head of Institute of modern development, the adviser to the president Medvedev Igor Jürgens told Zhanna Nemtsova about work with Medvedev, friendship with Kudrin and investment climate in Russia....

just now

On the eve of the seventy - the second anniversary Sofia Rotaru will give a big concert in Kiev. This performance will happen in the first day of the Atlas Weekend festival on the main stage. Let's re...

just now

Tesla Model 3 was tested in a special tunnel which is placed under the American city of Los Angeles. is posted by Steve Dzhurvetson who is the member of the acting board of directors of the known co...