BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Construction of the subway, which will connect the new Istanbul airport with the city center, will be completed in 2020, a source at the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure told Trend.
Other Istanbul subway stations will also be integrated in the new branch, according to the source.
“The total length of the new branch will be 32 kilometers, and it will consist of eight stations,” the ministry said.
The opening ceremony of the new airport, which was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, took place in Istanbul on October 29, 2018.
The third airport of Istanbul was built in the vicinity of Lake Terkos, located in the northern part of the city.
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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