Minister Karaismailoğlu: Istanbul Airport allowed Turkey to rewrite the rules in aviation

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, spoke at the ceremony held for the opening of the third runway and the State Guesthouse and the mosque built to increase the landing and take-off capacity at Istanbul Airport.

Karaismailoğlu said that he was very happy to be in the presence of Istanbul Airport, which brings a global brand value to Turkish aviation, has a great share in Turkey being the epicenter of transit passages, and adds value to the economy with its current size and the opportunities it promises.

Karaismailoğlu noted that the claim that Istanbul Airport has made from the moment it was planned to the point it has reached today is the biggest proof that the country is taking firm steps towards leadership in the tourism and aviation sector, and added that Turkey’s strength is reflected in the fact that it has brought this great project to life in a record time of 42 months. He stated that it was very valuable to show it to the world.

Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Dear President, Istanbul Airport, which your Excellency inaugurated on October 29, 2018, the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, is, as you often emphasize, a monument of victory rather than an airport. This work, which emerged with a deep vision of the future It has also allowed Turkey to rewrite the rules in aviation and, as you underlined, it continues to grow every year. Today, with your participation, our 3rd runway, which will make a great contribution to the development of Istanbul Airport, is air traffic control. “We are opening our tower, state guest house and mosque. May it bring good luck to our country.” he said.

Stating that a magnificent change has begun in the aviation industry with the vision put forward by President Erdoğan from past to present, Karaismailoğlu stated that they are proud of realizing countless projects and investments at the point reached at the end of 18 years.

Noting that Istanbul Airport, which was opened on October 29, 2018, the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, is a Victory Monument rather than an airport, as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan often emphasizes, Karaismailoğlu said, “This work, which emerged with a new vision of the future, aims to re-establish the rules in aviation in Turkey.” “As you underline, it continues to grow more and more each year.” said.

Minister Karaismailoğlu reminded that they will open the 3rd runway, air traffic control tower, state guest house and mosque, which will make a great contribution to the development of Istanbul Airport, and said, “Mr. President, with the vision you have put forward from past to present, a magnificent development has begun in the aviation sector and we have reached the point we have reached at the end of 18 years. We are proud to have implemented countless projects at this point. You always emphasized this when you set out: ‘Airline will be the people’s way.’ “This is exactly what happened. Our citizens enjoy the ease and comfort of air transportation in every part of Turkey.” he said.

“The name of our runway has been runway 18/36.”

Providing information about the current situation of Istanbul Airport and the new runway, Minister Karaismailoğlu said:

“Our Istanbul Airport, with its huge capacity to provide flights to 150 airline companies and more than 350 destinations, has made Turkey an international transfer center. It has become the crown jewel of the aviation industry with its physical infrastructure, technology investments and service quality. This situation puts our country in global aviation. Our 3rd runway, which we opened today, is positioned according to the prevailing wind direction and named as 18 (north), 36 (south) runway. In other words, the name of our runway is 18/36 runway. Our runway is 3 thousand 60 meters long and 45 meters long. The fuselage and both sections have a paved shoulder width of 15 meters. The total paved part is 75 meters, including the shoulders. The runway is in the 4F category, which allows the landing and take-off of the largest passenger aircraft. The taxiways of the runway are 23 meters in the body and in both sections. The paved shoulder width is 10.5 meters. The total width of the taxiways is 44 meters. This allows safe taxi movements of even the largest category F passenger aircraft. It includes 25 taxiways in total. There is a de-icing apron on the southern part of the runway to prevent the aircraft from icing in order to ensure traffic in cold weather conditions. In this area, de-icing service can be provided to the largest passenger aircraft. “In addition, our 3rd runway has electrical and electronic navigation systems that will allow landing and takeoff in the most difficult weather conditions, called CAT-III in aviation.”

Karaismailoğlu stated that with the third runway put into service at Istanbul Airport, both airline companies and citizens will save time, and there will be a decrease of approximately 50 percent in current taxi times, especially for domestic flights.

The second “End-Around Taxiway” also has a new runway.

will be put into service

Stating that the second “End-Around Taxiway”, which aims to relieve congestion at airports with heavy air traffic, will be put into service with the new runway, Karaismailoğlu said, “In this way, there will be no restrictions on the movements of aircraft on the ground at Istanbul Airport, where landing and taking off at the same time. In addition to our runway, today We are making three more important openings here. Our Air Traffic Control Tower, which we opened together with the runway, is 45 meters high and has 10 control positions. The 2nd tower, which will serve the runway and the east of the terminal, will operate simultaneously with the 1st tower. The two towers are at the same time. “The fact that it is active at all times is a feature found in very few airports in the world.” made his assessment.

Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they put the State Guest House into service as a facility with high representative capacity, with its hall of honor, 2 conference halls, a 502 square meter foyer area and 3 separate meeting rooms.

With its aesthetic architecture and decorations; Karaismailoğlu stated that the Istanbul Airport mosque, which appeals to the eyes and hearts, will open its doors to 4 thousand 163 people in its closed area and to 6 thousand 230 people in total with its courtyard, and said, “May God never miss the congregation from inside, the adhan from its minarets, and the Qur’an from its dome.” said.

Addressing President Erdoğan, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Under your leadership, we are carrying out giant projects for both our heavenly homeland and our beloved Istanbul. Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Line, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Osmangazi Bridge. Our Izmir-Istanbul Highway, Istanbul Airport and Canal Istanbul projects, including the Izmir-Istanbul Highway, Istanbul Airport and Canal Istanbul projects, are a source of pride for all of us. As the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we have great responsibilities towards our country, which is on the way to becoming one of the largest economies in the world. The tradition of transportation and infrastructure, which has made a name for itself in the world with giant projects for 18 years, We will strengthen and carry it into the future. We will continue to connect every corner of Turkey, first to each other and then to the world. We will work and produce day and night, worthy of our beautiful country and nation. As I end my words with these feelings and thoughts, I end my words with these feelings and thoughts, State Guest House, Istanbul Airport Mosque, 3 “I hope that the 3rd Runway and Control Tower will be beneficial for our country. I would like to express my gratitude and respect on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure for supporting and supporting us in every project that will shed light on the future of Turkey.” he said.

“The biggest share in this success belongs to you, President.”

İGA Chairman of the Board Mehmet Cengiz also said that Istanbul Airport is one of the biggest vision projects in the history of the Republic.

Cengiz stated that a documentary was released that conveys the experiences of Istanbul Airport from the first day of its construction until it was put into full capacity service and said, “Everyone who watches this documentary says that they understand both Istanbul Airport and the magnitude of the work done. A record with an extraordinary effort.” “We applaud our success achieved in such a short period of time. The biggest share in this success belongs to you, President. If it was possible to build such a giant work in a period that seemed impossible like 42 months, it is thanks to your support and your approach that solves the problems immediately.” he said.

Stating that they have not experienced any problems at Istanbul Airport in the one year since the opening and that it has been a very successful period, Cengiz said, “This success we have achieved will set an example for the whole world, and the number of passengers before the epidemic confirms that we have achieved this.” he said.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/ekonomi/bakan-karaismailoglu-istanbul-havalimani-turkiyenin-havacilikta-kurallari-yeniden-yazmasina-olanak-tanidi/1876701

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