Sabiha Gökçen aspires to be ‘city airport’
Jale Özgentürk – ISTANBUL
“We have taken a new position as Istanbul’s city airport,” he said.
The number of international passengers using Sabiha Gökçen has risen 25 percent since Istanbul Atatürk Airport was replaced by the mega international airport built in the north of the metropolis on April 5, he noted.
After the opening of the new runway next year, ISG plans to serve transoceanic flights as well. A metro line connecting the airport to the central districts of the metropolis is also expected to start service next year.
At full annual capacity of 200 million passengers- with the completion of all four phases with six runways until 2028- Istanbul Airport is set to become a global aviation hub with flights to over 350 destinations around the world.