Turkish Transport Minister Ahmed Arslan said on Saturday during his visit to Istanbul's new airport that the third airport will open on October 29.
Minister Arslan said the airport would accommodate 3,000 flights a day and construction of the first phase of the terminal, which will become the world's largest airport, has ended 80 percent.
The minister said that the project was designed to accommodate the increasing movement of a major axis in the world. The first part of the airport is expected to be inaugurated on the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. Turkey, under the rule of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rapid, outstanding bridges, underwater tunnels to strengthen the construction industry and domestic demand.
The third airport is one of the major projects in Turkey, which included a third bridge across the Bosphorus, which opened in 2016. Turkey also plans to build a huge canal in Istanbul that will make a large part of the city turn into an island.
Minister Arslan added that the upcoming flights will be directed to the new airport from the current Ataturk airport once the airport is opened, as the new site will be completed within 48 hours, and this airport will be large enough to land 114 aircraft at the same time, One thousand people at the airport full capacity, then the service will be provided for 3000 trips a day.
He pointed out that about $ 10.2 billion has been invested in this project, and will generate about $ 22.2 billion for the next 25 years before the addition of VAT.
Istanbul's Ataturk Airport is one of Europe's five busiest airports, recovering from last year's passenger traffic and closing after the opening of the new airport.
Istanbul is a major hub for aircraft traffic, which has been able to attract lucrative traffic this year from several major airports in the Gulf region, recovering from security concerns, according to travel data analyst Forward Keys.
By the completion of the four stages of the construction of the third airport, the airport will serve 150 million passengers, providing access to more than 350 destinations, close to 100 airlines.
According to the best scenarios, by 2025, the airport will be able to serve 120 million passengers, including 35.5 million domestic flights and 84.9 million international flights expected to be managed from and outside the airport.
The third airport, or the new Istanbul airport, which is scheduled to become the world's largest airport when fully completed in 2023, will become the main airport in Turkey and a major hub for connecting flights between Europe and Asia.