Istanbul airport

Dec 19th, 2018, 07:48 AM
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Istanbul airport

The start of operation of the new airport of Istanbul may take place on April 1st 2019.
That seems to be the result of a meeting of last Monday.
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Mar 4th, 2019, 09:03 AM
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The start of operation of the new airport of Istanbul will NOT take place on April 1st 2019.
It has been postponed again.
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Mar 5th, 2019, 06:25 AM
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Too many problems with the new airport in addition to the ethical and environmental issues.

- Not enough land fill in order to cut costs causing flooding
- Delayed payments
- Construction joint venture Partnership may dissolve. One of the four partners either left or is trying to sell share.
- rail system will not be finished before 2021.
- Taxi costs expected to be about $40-50 to city center. (current airport has rail system and taxi costs $15 or less.
- I am betting that there will be more bugs and that the new airport will not be fully operational in 2019 although they may be forced to have another partial opening on
orders.
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Mar 5th, 2019, 08:18 AM
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The Brandenburg Airport would have a good company
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Mar 6th, 2019, 05:46 AM
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I really enjoy Turkish Airways in the air.....but Ataturk Airport for Transfer passengers can be testing.
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Mar 6th, 2019, 10:24 PM
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LancasterLzad, if you think Ataturk airport can be taxing, consider the potential disruptions due to wind at fog at the new airport.

Here's an assessment of the situation:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ori...iefly%20Turkey
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Mar 7th, 2019, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by otherchelebi View Post
LancasterLzad, if you think Ataturk airport can be taxing, consider the potential disruptions due to wind at fog at the new airport.
Oh......I believe you, no fear about that. Purely my experience of Ataturk, frying pan and fire come to mind. We only used it because we were transiting with Turkish Airways flights from UK to Skopje [Macedonia].

Normally, for a visit to Turkey we'd fly direct to one of the Turkish regional airports.

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Mar 22nd, 2019, 12:59 AM
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think new future airport will be good
yeah, it might be greater that Istanbul international
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Mar 22nd, 2019, 01:55 AM
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I wonder why some posters think or believe that the new airport will be good or greater than IST in view of some of the additional risks and the cost of transfer and declare their view before seeing it?

In any case, I recommend that those travelers to Turkey who wish to visit Cappadocia, Fethiye, Ephesus, Antalya, Trabzon, et.al. would do well to connect upon arrival or at departure so that they do not
pay an extra $100 or more for transfer to Istanbul city center.
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Mar 22nd, 2019, 02:26 AM
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Aside from risks and costs of which I know nothing, I think it depends on Turkish' strategy whether point-to-point traffic to Istanbul is a priority or the expansion of the location as a hub for connecting flights to Asia.

Istanbul is a very convenient place to change from feeder flights from West/Central Europe to long-haul flights to Southeast Asia or South/ Southern Africa. You usually change planes later at night, but not at 3am like in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. I like that the flight to IST already gets me into the "right direction" (instead of flying to London or Amsterdam and having to go back East). And it cuts the total travel time into two perfect slices, a relatively short hop within Europe, and a longer night flight with enough time to sleep, for example to Bangkok or Singapur.
In addition, you have tons of nonstop services from anywhere else in Europe to many other airports in Turkey than just Istanbul. Like from my airports to at least Izmir, Antalya, Ankara and Gaziantep, in addition to both Istanbul airports.

So I guess that when planning the new airport, the function as a hub for international to international connections has been regarded as more important than the function as port of entry for the city of Istanbul or to Turkey.. but, as I wrote, just guessing...
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Mar 22nd, 2019, 03:23 AM
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Cowboy, you are right in all you write. The new airport will start with same capacity as existing one and expand to double the capacity at some point in future.

Those of us who live here just wish that
- the old airport was expanded instead. It was possible to expand it 50 %.
- the old airport was kept in use for at least some of the local flights
- new airport was not put in operation until the light rail system was finished

All of that besides the lousy design, construction and cost and the fact that Turkish government contracted to pay all costs and profits to the contractors within a short period of time
based on an imaginary number of flights, and all that from the taxes that everyone in Turkey pays;

And that it destroyed a huge trat of forested land and some of the water supplies for the city and fot the remaining forests and wild life.
herds of Wild boar were seen swimming in the Black Sea and the Bosphorus trying to find sanctuary elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by otherchelebi View Post
Cowboy, you are right in all you write. The new airport will start with same capacity as existing one and expand to double the capacity at some point in future.

Those of us who live here just wish that
- the old airport was expanded instead. It was possible to expand it 50 %.
- the old airport was kept in use for at least some of the local flights
- new airport was not put in operation until the light rail system was finished

All of that besides the lousy design, construction and cost and the fact that Turkish government contracted to pay all costs and profits to the contractors within a short period of time
based on an imaginary number of flights, and all that from the taxes that everyone in Turkey pays;

And that it destroyed a huge trat of forested land and some of the water supplies for the city and fot the remaining forests and wild life.
herds of Wild boar were seen swimming in the Black Sea and the Bosphorus trying to find sanctuary elsewhere.
I am so sorry to hear that. Do you know what is going to happen to the area where the old airport is now?
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Mar 22nd, 2019, 11:56 PM
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Katepcross, thanks for your interest. The political declaration was that it would become a national park, but the popular expectation is that it would end up with high rise resıdence and office buildings and a large mall

There is also another airport in Istanbul, on the Asian side which is underutilized and has possibilities of expansion. (Sabiha Gokcen)
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