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The Importance of Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) for Turkey and Its Influence on Widely Regional Air Traffic Around


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Published in

Research in Logistics & Production

Journal year: 2015 | Journal volume: vol. 5 | Journal number: no. 3

Article type

scientific article

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  • air transportation capacity of Turkey
  • Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA)
  • regional air traffic

EN Air transportation can be defined as the movement of cargo and passengers by aircrafts, such as airplanes. It has grown to become a huge international industry, which plays a crucial role in the modern globalized world and is one of the main means of common-carrier traveling. In the last decade there has been a significant increase in the regional air traffic in Turkey. The rapid increase of aircraft and passenger movements have shown that although the Atatürk Airport is operating using almost full runway capacity, its current facilities and capacities are not sufficient. And although Sabiha Gokcen, the second Istanbul Airport, does not face immediate problems, there may be a need for new facilities and additional runways in the future. In order to deal with the existing capacity insufficiencies and other problems, the Turkish government started the construction of Istanbul's third airport. Scheduled for six-runway (additional 6 more) development, Istanbul Grand Airport is surrounded by many hopes and the high expectation of becoming the biggest and busiest airport terminal of the world and six continents. But is there really a need of a new airport in Istanbul? and what will its regional and international role be? The aim of this paper is to answer those questions, as well as to explore the opportunities and benefits related with the construction of the Grand Airport and the influences it will have on the regional air traffic around.

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239 - 254

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