Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul to be connected with city center by high-speed railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul will be connected with the city center by high-speed railway, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend Nov. 8.
The ministry stated that the connection of the International Sabiha Gokcen Airport with the center of Istanbul city will finish on October 28, 2019.
The ministry also noted that this project received a license for environmental impact assessment (EIA) in November last year.
"The total cost of the project is 4.853 billion Turkish liras," the ministry said in a statement.
There are 56 airports in Turkey. Currently, Turkey is working on the construction of the Rize-Artvin airport in the north-western part of the country, on the Black Sea coast.
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.
The official exchange rate for November 8 is 5.3672 TL / USD.
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