New Black Sea airport to be finished by 2020
“Hopefully we will finish [the construction of] the airport, which will serve the Gümüşhane and Bayburt provinces, by 2020,” Erdoğan said on Nov. 19 in the northeastern province of Bayburt.
“With this airport, the sufferings caused by long journeys between Gümüşhane and Bayburt will be overcome,” he added.
The airport is slated to be constructed in the Salyazı village of Gümüşhane, which borders Bayburt.
Erdoğan said the airport, which would be suitable for the landing of large planes, will have an annual capacity of two million passengers.
“The airport has the cost of 285 million liras [$73 million], and the project and preparations of the airport is ongoing,” he said.
He added that in the last 15 years the government has made investments of over 3 billion liras ($773.6 million) in Bayburt.