ATATURK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ISTANBUL, TURKEY)
International Terminal Building and Multi-Storey Car Park Construction
Commencement Date: February, 1998
Completion Date: January, 2000
International Terminal Building Extention Construction
Commencement Date: February, 2002
Completion Date: May, 2004
Domestic Terminal Refurbishment
Facts & Figures
Commencement Date: December, 2005
Completion Date: December, 2006
Terminal design capacity:20,000,000 passengers per year
Total construction site area:500,000 m2
Terminal building area:264,000 m2
Auxiliary structures area:135,000 m2
Car park area:179,000 m2 (7,076 vehicles)
Airport hotel capacity:85 rooms
Passenger boarding bridges:23 units
Remote boarding gates:12 units
Check-in islands:7 units
Check-in counters:224 units(CUTE workstations)
Travelators:35 units (2,060 linear meters)
X-Ray and gate detectors:40 units
Baggage claim carousels:11 units
Total construction period:22 months (main works), 27 months (extension works)
In 1997, TAV won the tender to finance and construct the new Istanbul Atatürk International Airport Terminal Building and Multi-Storey Car Park (Europe’s largest). As a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) project, this concept was the first for the Turkish aviation industry.
Main Works were completed in 22 months after the site delivery, approximately eight months ahead of schedule. Extension project, commenced on February 2002 and works were completed in 27 months. Within the scope of this project, the passenger handling capacity of the airport was increased from 12 million to 20 million passengers per year. This project also included the construction of the Airport Hotel, with 85 rooms serving both airside and landside guests, as well as additional VIP facilities.
In 2001, the airport received the prestigious American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) Grand Award for Engineering Excellence for its innovative seismic movement damping system which was incorporated into the terminal building structure. Seismic isolators were placed on top of the main terminal concrete columns supporting the tubular steel roof truss. These isolation devices were designed to allow the roof truss to move independently from the movement of the columns, within set limits, thereby considerably reducing the bending stress imposed on the columns during an earthquake.
Every concern and comfort of the passenger was kept in mind when designing and building the new Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. A Central Data Base of advanced and integrated computerized and automation systems manages everything from passenger processing and terminal security to financial management and operation functions. The Airport features:
- High speed check-in and passport control minimize congestion.
- Automated Check-in Processing at each check-in and ticket sales counter allows the airlines to use ant counter to access their own reservation systems and automatically print tickets and boarding passes, as well as to process boarding passes at the gates.
- A fully automated Flight Information Display System and public address system in English and Turkish facilitates passenger mobility.
- A cutting-edge Baggage Handling System uses barcodes to ensure security, quick and proper delivery of luggage and a Baggage Reconciliation System to reconcile checked bags against departing passengers.
- Advanced technology security systems control the entire terminal facilitating instant intervention.
- An Automated Docking Guidance System provided at each gate enables pilots to guide the aircrafts to the correct parking position; complemented by a Gate Operating System which automatically records gate occupancy time.
- The environmentally friendly terminal provides water waste refinement, solid waste disposal and natural gas heating systems.
TAV Construction is more than proud of its pioneer project. The state-of-the-art Istanbul Atatürk International Airport is indeed an airport for the new millenium. Bridging the East and West and bringing together millions of travellers form around the globe in luxury and comfort, it is the standard bearer for the Company and the benchmark against which all other projects are measured.