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(CNN) – It's ambitious, award winning and already controversial. Istanbul's new airport officially opened on Monday – although it will…

(CNN) – It’s ambitious, award winning and already controversial. Istanbul’s new airport officially opened on Monday – although it will not work until the end of the year.

Why rush if it is not clear? Yes, it is symbolic meaning: October 29 marks the 95th anniversary of Turkey to establish itself as a republic.

The black new airport aims to establish itself as an important travel agency and a key player in the world flight phase thanks to Turkey’s east-west-west situation.

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1; The total project area is 76.5 million square meters. It is supposed to have the world’s largest terminal under a roof, although it opens in stages and only limited flights will start first.

But the PR team says the airport is “built to grow” and they hope the airport will see 200,000 or more passengers undergo daily.

Controversial project

Istanbul’s new airport officially opened on October 29, 2018. This picture shows how it can look when it’s fully operational.

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The airport’s tulip-shaped control tower and striking design won the first prize in the “Future Projects – Infrastructure” category at the Berlin 2016 World Architecture Festival.

The total project area is 76.5 million square meters.

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The total cost of the project is approximately $ 12 billion. On Monday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed the airport’s name as “Istanbul Airport”. [19659000] New airport center

Design won first prize in “Future

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By the end of December 2018, Turkey’s main airport – Ataturk International Airport – to cease operations and Istanbul New Airport will be the city’s airport.

It has also been a major construction for connecting the airport to the rest of the city – by subway, highway and highway.

The team hopes that the airport will be one of the world’s busiest in the coming years – lights the Turkish economy and creates jobs – but time will tell if the new project has a smooth start or be founded in further delays.

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The team hopes to fly The site becomes one of the world’s busiest

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CNN Travel asked three European flight experts to consider how Istanbul’s new airport could affect the transport world.

“The project is never before”

“From a planning perspective, the project is unmatched, both in terms of size (the planned plan is that the airport should accommodate 200 million passengers, which is almost twice as high as the world’s current largest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) and, in particular, the speed of the project.

To complete an airport project of this size in just three and a half years, it was extremely challenging, not least it Ermar to ensure that the operation of all related facilities, systems, procedures and equipment needed to drive the airport is correct (Berlin Brandenburg Airport gives a brief example of what might be wrong with a new airport project like this).

Politically, it is important for Turkey, President Erdogan, and his party, which opens the 95th anniversary of the founding of the t The construction of a new airport is inevitably a very expensive company (estimated at about $ 12 billion), and there has been concern about the coincidence with a general decline in the Turkish economy. There have also been ethical issues regarding work practices that involve the thousands of workers needed to complete the project on time.

Although there will be challenges in the future, there are several factors that favor the airports, including the relatively strong existing domestic air transport market in Turkey (which competitors in the Middle East generally do not have the same scope) and the fact that the airport is less prone to meet the same extent as potentially restricting environmental legislation, which is generally the case for major airports in Western Europe.

Regardless of the fact that the airport will certainly have an impact on air transport both within the region and globally. “[19659000] Dr Thomas Budd, Airport Planning and Management Lecturer, Air Transport Management, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

” Flight Request in Turkey Grows Fast “

Planning on the asphalt in Istanbul airport on October 29th before the inauguration.

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“The new airport takes over from Istanbul Atatürk Airport , which are already in the world’s 20 busiest airports. So effectively, it is the same situation that Ataturk (which is a congested airport with sometimes significant delays) was expanded. It is quite unusual to see a major airport expansion in Europe, but much more in line with the recent major capacity developments in the Middle East and Asia.

The forecast growth rate of flight requests between Europe and the Middle East / Asia is very high (for example, the 20-year demand for the Boeing project between Europe and the Middle East is 2.6 times what it is currently in terms of passenger km and 3 times for travel from Europe to China). So the new airport tries to serve as a focal point for some of that traffic, as well as increasing demand to and from Turkey (the Turkish aviation system has grown rapidly in recent years). This competing with other major naval airports in the Middle East and Europe for long-haul passengers.

In the short term, the main consequences will be less delays for passengers traveling to, from and via Istanbul and increased flexibility for airlines with the airport, which in turn may lead to certain increases in total passenger needs. In the long run, the outcome is more difficult to predict. But capacity expansion is usually limited in European airports and much less so for airports in the Middle East, so we can see a European airport passenger to Istanbul.

Whether the airport will be one of the world’s busiest, it takes over the entire traffic from an existing airport that is already one of the world’s busiest, it seems very likely. Demand for flights in Turkey is growing fast and demand for long-haul passengers who can use Istanbul as a transfer airport is also growing rapidly. So I would be very surprised if it was not (barring war, civil unrest, etc.). “

Dr Lynnette Dray, Senior Research Assistant, Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources, Faculty of Building Environments, University of London

” It will compete directly with current naval airports in the Middle East “

The Terminal at the New Istanbul Airport, with a banner with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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“I think the primary idea behind a new airport is that it will compete directly with the current naval airports in the Middle East, such as Doha and Dubai. I think it has a very good chance of taking market shares from them in terms of easy stretches that go from Asia to Europe and Europe to Asia. But I also think that Istanbul is generally better located. It can also act as a hub to certain parts of Africa and actually the current airport there, Atatürk, already does.

So direct flights are increasingly popular and of course, a naval airport must compete with long-haul direct flights. So I think that could be a problem. And even the fact that this airport is moved about 50 kilometers north of the city or north of the current airport means that I would suspect that there may be a slightly damped demand for flights to and from Istanbul itself. And it can also be competition from the second airport in Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen, which will end up being closer to the population center.

I can not see it struggling for passengers because the current airport as it replaces has about 63 million a year and I would imagine that most will transfer to the new airport. So there are already a significant number of passengers that it is the type of inheritance of the back of the former airport’s reputation. I could imagine that if they would work smoothly, in other words, they would have a low connection time if they were to carry decent transport links to the center of Istanbul – then I can not see why they could not beat any of their goals properly Quickly. Dr. Khan Doyme, Research Assistant, Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources, Building Environment, Uni Versity College, London

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