(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
As many as 3,500 security officers will guard the third airport under construction in Istanbul, the Turkish media reported Feb. 7.
Selection of security officers for the third airport in Istanbul will begin in mid-February this year.
Test flights will be launched at the third airport in February. Construction of a parking lot designed for 30,000 cars at the airport will be completed in the same month.
The third airport is being built near the Lake Terkos in northern Istanbul. Initially, it will serve 90 million passengers a year. The first phase of the airport will be commissioned on Oct. 29, 2018. After commissioning, the number of flight destinations in Turkey will increase from 282 to 350. The new airport will annually serve about 200 million passengers.
About 300 passenger and service elevators will be installed at Istanbul's third airport.
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