High-speed railway to link Istanbul's third airport with city center in late 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The third airport in Istanbul will be connected to the city center by a high-speed railway in late 2019, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey told Trend Jan. 15.
The new airport in Istanbul is located far from the city center, and it is necessary to build a high-speed railway for communication with this airport, according to the ministry.
“The construction of the new airport in Istanbul has been completed by more than 78 percent,” the ministry noted.
Previously, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey told Trend that Ankara's Esenboga Airport and Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport will be connected to the center of the two cities by a high-speed railway.
Test flights will be launched at the third airport in February 2018. Construction of a parking lot designed for 30,000 cars at the airport will be completed in the same month.
The third airport is being built near the Lake Terkos in northern Istanbul. Initially, it will serve 90 million passengers a year. The first phase of the airport will be commissioned on Oct. 29, 2018. After commissioning, the number of flight destinations in Turkey will increase from 282 to 350. The new airport will annually serve about 200 million passengers.
About 300 passenger and service elevators will be installed at Istanbul’s third airport.
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