Turkey’s Ministry of Transport has announced that it will launch assume the construction of the railway system which will ease transportation to Istanbul’s new airport. They should be operational by 2018.
The Ministry will build the line for Gayrettepe-third airport and Halkalı-third airport. The construction has already been in the agenda of the government, and is aimed to be completed when the first phase of the airport becomes operational.
The first stage of Istanbul’s third airport includes three runways from north to south and a terminal building with an annual capacity of 90 million passengers. When the first stage is completed it will enable two planes to land simultaneously, which is unprecedented in the world. The annual passenger capacity is estimated to reach 150 million when all four stages are completed in 2028.