Message From the Board of Directors
Welcome to the global center of aviation! The aviation industry is growing rapidly within Turkey and across the world. The ”Vision 2050 Report” by IATA supports this view, noting that the growth of aviation will double the rate of the global economy in the next 35 years, with the number of passengers 1.5 times higher than today. The report also notes that the center of growth for aviation will gravitate towards the East with countries like China and India in particular, as well as Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa to become main drivers of this growth.
Therefore, once complete, the rapidly developing Istanbul New Airport will host to flying 200 million passengers per year to more than 350 destinations. We are working towards making the airport one of the most significant air travel hubs in the world.
As the greatest project in the history of the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul New Airport will add value to both domestic and international aviation industry. The airport construction site spreads over an area of 76.5 million square meters where 27.000 people work, a figure that rises by the day. Once complete, the project will create direct employment for 100 thousand persons and a total of more than 1.5 million persons in sub-industries. The construction site currently has the largest machinery park in Turkey, with 822 high-capacity machines and 2200 high-tonnage trucks well designed for construction. Our goal is to complete the Istanbul New Airport and begin offering services in 2018. By then we’ll have earned the title of the world’s largest airport “built from scratch.”
Board of Directors