Current Developments at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Ataturk International is Turkey’s largest and major airport. Not only is it the center of Turkey’s national and international air traffic, but its location is also at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, which makes it a major hub for transfer flights from western countries flying to and from the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Far East. By the middle of the 1990s, the Ataturk Airport was faced with a growing capacity that became increasingly difficult to meet. In the development plan proposed in 1996, by members of the Istanbul Technical University, it was specified that in the period up to year 2010, the first bottleneck will appear in the runway, apron or parking lots if not in the passenger terminal. Accordingly, development stages for increasing the terminal, runway, apron and parking lots capacities until 2010 were planned. Today the investments relative to the terminal have been completed and the construction of the third runway is ongoing, but the process is behind schedule. This paper will provide information about the conclusions that arose from the development plan proposed by Istanbul Technical University in 1996 and it will also make critical evaluations of the plan and its consequences.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

    Rua da Consolacao, 930
    , Sao Paulo  Brazil 

    Brazilian Pavement Association

    Miguel Couto 105, Sobrelojas 204 e 205
    Rio de Janiero, CEP 20070-030,   Brazil 
  • Authors:
    • Caliskan, N
    • Evren, Gungor
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 2003 International Conference. Airports: Planning, Infrastructure & Environment

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 01-065
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2009 12:27PM