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The new airport in Istanbul: the largest duty-free


The new airport of Istanbul, whose construction starts in March 2015, will place on its territory the world's largest duty-free shopping.

According to Turkish media, the concept of the building, which will be located in area for duty free shopping, unique, but the characteristics of the project are not reported — this information architects yet cherish in secret.

From the officially announced data it is known that the area of the shopping complex duty-free in the third airport in Istanbul will amount to 53000 square meters.

It is expected that the passenger capacity the third airport of Istanbul for the first time after the opening will exceed 90 million people, and then gradually it will be increased to 150 million. The new airport will be located in the European part of Istanbul, between the black sea regions of Yenikoy and Akpınar, on the area of 7659 ha.

In the terminal will be 6 runways and 165 boarding gates and taxiways 16. The area of the airfield will be 6.5 million square meters, so on the platform at the same time can be up to 500 aircraft.

Record shopping complex duty free in Istanbul will be built jointly by two companies — German Heinemann and Turkish Unifree. Both companies have already signed contracts for the construction works. The total investment in the project is the world's largest duty-free, amounts to €120 million.

It is also reported that the construction cost of the 3 Airport in Istanbul will be about EUR 22 billion.

Category: Airway
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Date of publication: 26.01.2015

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