Turkish Airlines is set to move to new Istanbul Airport on 6 April 2019

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Re: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new Istanbul Airport on 6 April 2019

Post by hakan » 03 Jun 2019, 11:35

Passenger wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 08:31
According to an article in today's Pagtour newsletter, not everyone seems to be happy with the location:
...Des pilotes expérimentés soulignent que la situation empire si l’on tient compte du fait que les installations d’Istanbul n’auraient pas de radar météorologique... Lors de son inauguration, le 6 avril 2019, il a été annoncé que les compagnies aériennes recevraient des informations météorologiques en temps réel... Pour le moment, les pilotes constatent que ce n’est toujours pas le cas...

...L’aéroport a été construit dans une zone peu favorable...Selon de nombreux experts, le nouvel aéroport d’Istanbul a été construit dans une zone de vents violents et de brouillard constant qui rend son exploitation difficile... En 2014, la Chambre des ingénieurs et des architectes d’Istanbul a publié un rapport indiquant que le site choisi générerait des problèmes dus aux microclimats. Ils avaient raison!

https://pagtour.info/laeroport-distanbu ... dangereux/
* Let's get some facts right. That day out of 468 flights only 8 actually were diverted to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport from Istanbul Airport. (Not Corlu Airport) (source :DHMI news link. DHMI is responsible with the airports and air traffic in Turkey)

Source: https://www.dhmi.gov.tr/Sayfalar/Haber/ ... amasi.aspx

* In the French article, Corlu Airport has been referred as Military airport. Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ) is also open to domestic and international flights 24/7. It is not a military airport as such by itself.

*No weather radar or facility in Istanbul Airport? Not true:

Source: https://www.trthaber.com/haber/turkiye/ ... 94739.html

* Skytrax news about THY....Yes I have my doubts about it too but THY pulling out of Skytrax has got nothing to do with Istanbul Airport!!!

* Istanbul Airport running good or perfect...NO NO! They have lots of teething problems and addressing them as they go. The airport is far too big. Especially for old and disabled people. There is no metro yet. Taxis, some buses/coaches and private vehicles are not really the solution yet. They really need to finish the Gayrettepe Metro and start building the Halkali Metro lines urgently with no delays.

* Is the airport located in right place? It is far away from Istanbul CBD and I am worried about harsh winter days and winds coming from Black Sea and effecting the operations at this new airport.. We will see.....

Cheers,
Hakan

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