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We would like to express our gratitude & thank you for your participation and contributions to the success of our summit which was held on 29 – 30 January 2015 in Grand Wyndham Istanbul Levent, Turkey.
We are delighted for your valuable insight, knowledge and contributions in realizing this event.
We are looking forward to meeting you again in 4th Annual Airport Development & Expansion Summit in 18 – 19 February 2016
Intense competition is developing between the mega hubs of Turkey, the Arabian Gulf and Eastern Europe. The region is at an undeniable crossroad and the airports are in a keen contest to establish themselves as the dominant transfer hub.
In Turkey, the third Istanbul airport is currently under construction and is set to be the largest in the World in terms of passenger capacity. Once fully complete by 2018, the giant 150 million passenger capacity air terminal will underscore Istanbul’s growing reputation as a global air travel hub. The Middle East is undertaking major investments, as the World-changing operations of its main airlines continue to expand rapidly. Saudi Arabia and Oman are embarked on major expansions. Dubai World Central is a continuing project establishing the World’s biggest airport by 2027. Hamad International Airport in Doha is scheduled to open in 2017. Other projects in the region include Jeddah King Abdulaziz International and King Khaled. In Eastern Europe projects have been launched in Russia (Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo), and in Zagreb; In Turkey, in Izmir; In West Europe: at the Crete Kasteli Airport, and at Heathrow, Gatwick, Frankfurt and Zurich Airports.
At Noppen`s 3rd Annual Airport Development & Expansion Summit, Istanbul will once again welcome the international experts. Airport authorities, operators, civil aviation executives, government officials and construction companies will go in discussion with consultants, architects, equipment providers and service groups, exploring the market and supporting project development.
An international team of architects is working on the design of Istanbul’s planned new €10.2 billion airport, which is expected to boast the world’s biggest terminal complex. The gateway is set to boast three runways and a super size terminal capable of handling 90 million passengers per annum when it opens on October 29, 2017. Its capacity will eventually rise to 150mppa, the first of two planned development phases being activated when it handles 80 million passengers per annum. [read more]
The new Rostov Airport in southern Russia, designed by London-based practice Twelve Architects, has been granted Proekt, full approval for the design to move ahead to construction. The news was announced as enabling works on site to prepare transport and utilities infrastructure got underway, and the gateway, which is being developed by Airports of the Regions, will be completed ready for the FIFA World Cup in 2018.[read more]
Copenhagen Airport is continuing its journey towards a gateway of the future with the capacity to handle 40 million passengers by detailing expansion projects. The Danish gateway is investing €17.4 million in an upgrade and expansion of Terminal 2 by an additional 700 square metres and two extra security lanes, with both projects set to be ready for next year’s busy summer season. [read more]
TAV Airports has signed an agreement with State Airports Authority, DHMI, for an additional investment for renovation and expansion of the international terminal of Istanbul Atatürk Airport. After DHMI put into service the additional 26 aircraft parking area and taxi ways at Atatürk last week, TAV will invest €75 million in the terminal, and works are planned to be completed in 16 months.[read more]
TAV Airports has signed a share purchase agreement with Limak Group for the acquisition of 40% shares of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Upon transfer of shares, TAV and Malaysia Airports Holding, which has 60% shares, will be partners in Sabiha Gökçen Airport.[read more]