The 3rd International Airport in Istanbul; It is located between the villages of Tayakadın and Akpınar on the European side of the city on the Black Sea coast, 35 km from the city center. The New Airport is thought to be one of the most important aviation centers in the world. The benefits of the advantage of being at the intersection of Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being spoken worldwide.
Although the project is now called Istanbul New Airport, the name to be given to the airport remains a current issue of debate and remains in the social media. Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin, Kalyon Joint Venture Group (OGG) won the tender for the project by IGA investors. IGA was established to build the new airport and operate it for 25 years. It won the tender as a result of a tender of 22,152 billion euros, the highest bid in the history of the Republic.
The project is spread over an area of 76.5 km² and aims to reach an annual capacity of 150 million passengers.
The building has a design and operation prepared using the latest technologies for each unit. It is aimed to make changes in our airport approach by using smart technologies.
At the airport; Unlike the procedures we are used to, biometric scanning and advanced passport control to save passengers from the queues and stress of the registration process, it is aimed to save time. Other developed airport examples in the world are examined and in the light of the information received, it is aimed to find solutions to the problematic points. For those advanced technology uses, it is necessary to list the information given for the time being; it is said to use guiding signals and geo-finding technologies for boarding pass alerts when boarding at the gates of the boarding area.
Information Technology (IT) solutions are other services that are expected to be implemented in facilities such as Airport Joint Decision Making Mechanism (A-CDM), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Reality (VR) for facility management.
However, it was announced on IGA’s own website that it will work with technologies such as augmented reality, smart kiosk machines, services enabled for social media, airport games, loyalty services, queue management, airport mobile application and continuous IOT (Internet of Things). With the help of user-oriented advanced technologies; a system that allows passengers to produce the baggage label, which is a solution to the problems experienced by the passengers in baggage delivery at airports, will be used. In addition to all these, there are so many realistic choices about technology that ‘ın or Magic Mirror‘ ‘is one of them. By eliminating the trial event during shopping, it is a technology that shows how the product stands on the person.
Airport; the location of the land on which it will be built has been subjected to many reactions. It has been the target of different criticism in different periods. Due to its influence on the elements around its location, many environmentalist organizations were exposed to criticism and their construction was strongly opposed. Despite this, the first phase of the project was completed. Despite all these environmental reactions, IGA’s site shared the awards and honors that the project received for sustainability. These large investments for the Istanbul New Airport Project, as we can see from the work and sacrifices; international sense of the project for a showdown Turkey, is likely to move in a showcase.