10/2/2009

Government to construct new airports in Istanbul

AA – The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this week that the government is planning to construct several new airports in Istanbul. Addressing the opening session of the 10th Transportation Council in Istanbul, Erdogan said Turkey will invest USD 350 billion in transportation and communication over the next 25 years. Erdogan said, "The existing airports cannot meet the growing demand for air travel. We have to construct several new airports in Istanbul." There are currently two airports in the city; Ataturk Airport is on the European side, while Sabiha Gokcen is on the Asian side.