Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the first phase of the new Istanbul Airport (as it is now officially called) on 29 October – Turkish National Day, and the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. “The Istanbul Airport, with its architecture, construction, operation and financing, is a project which is a source of pride for Turkey and sets an example to the world,” President Erdoğan said.
Manchester Airport is celebrating three milestones in its £1 billion (€1.1bn) transformation programme. “This scheme will be transformational, not just in terms of the buildings being created, but the experience we will be able to deliver to passengers and airlines,” says Andrew Cowan, CEO Manchester Airport.
Fraport Greece has presented the future look of Thessaloniki’s ‘Makedonia’ Airport at a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the new 34,000sqm passenger terminal, which is scheduled to open in the next two years.
The official opening of İstanbul New Airport is scheduled to take place on 29 October. The first phase of the new mega-hub includes two runways, a terminal, and an annual passenger capacity of 90 million. By Marta Dimitrova
Manchester Airport is marking one year of construction on the biggest investment project in its history. The £1 billion (€1.1bn) Manchester Airport Transformation Programme will see Terminal 2 become 150% bigger and the focal point of the airport’s operations.