In the third ceremony to lay the foundation stone, for the third Istanbul airport, Turkish Minister of Transport and Communications Ahmed Arslan said that this airport will open up new horizons in Turkish air transport. Since it will increase the number of destinations between Turkey and the world from 282 to 350 destinations around the world. So it will be great apportunity for Turkey and the world.
The Turkish minister also explained that the area of this airport is 76.5 million square meters, and that the capacity of the airport reaches 200 million passengers annually. While the implementation of the construction of the airport project amounted to 52.5%.
Arslan noted that the number of airports in Turkey has increased from 25 to 55 airports in the last 10 years; while the number of passengers through these airports increased from 35 passengers per year to 180 million passengers annually.