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Aecom scoops Istanbul New Airport design contract

The consultancy has been enlisted to design the airside works for Istanbul New Airport, which will have an annual capacity of 150-million passengers

Istanbul New Airport will be constructed on the European side of Turkey’s capital city (pictured above), adjacent to the Black Sea.
Istanbul New Airport will be constructed on the European side of Turkey’s capital city (pictured above), adjacent to the Black Sea.

Aecom has been awarded the design contract for Turkey’s Istanbul New Airport.

The consultancy will design all the airside works for the project, including three initial runways, taxiways, an apron, associated drainage systems, airfield ground lighting, and navigational aids.

The design will be conducted on behalf of client IGA Construction, a consortium of five Turkish contractors comprising Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin, and Kaylon.

Commenting on the project, Yusuf Akçayo?lu, chief executive officer of IGA, said: “Istanbul New Airport is an important investment for the future of Turkey, expected to contribute more than $36.25bn (EUR32.4bn) plus VAT [value added tax] to the Turkish economy during construction and in its first 25 years of operation, and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. With flights to more than 350 destinations, the airport will make Istanbul one of the leading aviation hubs in the world.”

Istanbul New Airport boasts a planned annual capacity of 150-million passengers, which will make it the world’s largest airport in terms of passenger capacity on completion, according to Aecom.

Commenting on the contract win, Aecom’s Bernardo Gogna, senior vice president of global aviation, said: “The demand for mega hub airports is growing, with the most successful cities investing in air travel to attract international trade. Straddling the East and West, this ambitious plan will see Istanbul quickly become one of the most connected cities in the world. Aecom will work closely with IGA to provide global and local aviation expertise for this prestigious project.”

The airport will be Istanbul’s third, and will have an initial capacity of 90-million passengers per year. It will be situated on the European side of the city, 35km from the centre on a site adjacent to the Black Sea.

Subsequent planned phases will expand the airport to include six runways and three terminal buildings.

Turkish consultancy, Deltaturk will support Aecom in its delivery of the design.

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