Third Runway Being Built in New Airport in Istanbul

July 10, 2019

The construction of a third runway is underway at the new airport in Istanbul, Trend reports with reference to the airport’s management (IGA) July 10.

The construction of the third runway will be completed in the second half of 2020.

“The new runway will increase the capacity of the Istanbul airport to 120 planes per hour,” the report said. “Currently, the new airport receives up to 80 planes per hour.”

The opening ceremony of the new airport, which was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, took place in Istanbul on October 29, 2018.

The third airport of Istanbul was built in the vicinity of Lake Terkos, located in the northern part of the city.


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