Turkey announces winner of tender for transportation services at Istanbul's 3rd airport
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The winner of the tender for provision of transportation services at Istanbul's third airport is Turkish company Otobus AS, offering for services 750 million liras, Turkish media reported on Sept. 27.
Otobus AS will receive the agreed amount in five tranches.
According to the tender terms, transportation services for children under six years of age will be provided free of charge, the reports say.
The first tender was held on Sept. 4, but the airport management canceled the results of the tender, in which the winner was the Altur-Havas-Free Turizm consortium.
Opening of the third airport will take place on Oct. 29 this year in Istanbul.
The airport is being built in the northern part of Istanbul.
Currently, flights to 282 destinations are operated from Turkey; with the third airport of Istanbul, the number of destinations will increase to 350.
Airport City, including shops, logistics and exhibition centers, will also be built at the new airport.
The first airport in Turkey was built in 1912 and was used for military purposes. In 1953, Istanbul airport was opened for international flights for the first time, and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
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