Turkey creating unique system of supplying fuel to major airports
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Supply of fuel to the biggest airports of Turkey in the future will be carried out through a pipeline system, a source in the country’s Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of told Trend Sept. 22.
At the first stage, underground fuel storage facilities will be built near Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and a third airport, which is being built in Istanbul, as well as the Ankara Esenboga International Airport in Ankara, and after that, these storage facilities will be connected to the airports by the pipeline system, according to the ministry.
“The work on the construction of the pipeline system to ensure fuel supplies to the airports has already started,” the ministry said. “This system can be commissioned by 2023.”
The ministry also noted that in order to improve the system of supplying airports with fuel, a special body will be set up to control the pipelines.
“In the future, similar system can be applied in regional airports as well,” the source said.
The total number of airports in Turkey will reach 57.
The first airport in Turkey was built in 1912 and was used for military purposes.
For the first time the Istanbul airport was opened for international flights in 1953 and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.