Istanbul New Airport is a multi-billion Euro project that is due to open by 2018. With three runways and an annual capacity for 90 million passengers the intent is to expand to six runways with 150 million annual passengers, making it the largest airport in the world.
Back in August I wrote about why measuring airport capacity means more than just tarmac and terminals. The same is equally true when it comes to increasing capacity.
One of the key challenges facing aviation today is that the speed of realising new airport developments – whether that’s new runways or terminals – is being outpaced by airline demand. That’s why managing and maximising airport and airspace efficiency has become so important.