A tender to build a third airport in Istanbul is set to be launched tomorrow (Thursday, January 24).
The new gateway will have an initial capacity to handle 90 million passengers a year.
The airport will eventually have three runways – for simultaneous use – and a capacity of 150 million, and will cost $8 million to $10 million to build, according to reports.
The deadline for bids to undertake the huge infrastructure project airport has been set as April 5.
Turkey’s transport minister, Binali Yildirim, held a news conference on the planned airport this morning (Wednesday, January 23).
The tender advertisement will be published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on January 24.