Wednesday, 25 April 2018
General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI)

While the vision of aviation of Turkey for 2023 was being determined, its position that must be in world-scale is taken into consideration as well.

turkish aviationBoth the developments encountered in the air transportation sector for the last 9 years and the 2023 objectives make it mandatory to sustain the substantial investments in the airports and the air navigation substructure that constitute the basis of the air transportation without slowing down. In order to carry out the sustainable developments within the scope of a healthy planning, the master plans of the airports are being prepared. As UTA Lojistik Magazine, we approached the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) that has determined its priorities for 2012 and future as the increase of the capacities of the passenger terminals and runway, apron, and taxiways, making the standards higher, and realizing the investments regarding operation and electronic substructure, in numbers.

Date of establishment: 1933
Number of general managers assigned: 22
Chairman of Management Board and General Manager: Orhan Birdal
Number of airports: 47. With the inauguration of Şırnak, Bingöl, and Iğdır airports as well as Zafer Airport constructed by way of build-operate-transfer method, the number of the airports will be 51.
Length of Turkey’s airfield: 982 thousand 286 kilometres
Length of the airfields where SAO provides services: 60 thousand 907 km
Number of the spots where airway entrance-exit is conducted in Turkey: 42
Number of the air corridors: 141  
The longest runway: Şanlıurfa GAP Airport with 4000 metres
Turkey's growth rate in the air transportation sector in the last 9 years: 14,8 % in passenger traffic, 12% in aircraft traffic, and 10,88% in cargo traffic.  
Aircraft traffic: 1 million 41 thousand 489. Together with the overflights, total 1 million 331 thousand 835
2011 total passenger traffic: 102 million 705 thousand 805
2011 passenger traffic of the domestic lines: 58 million 329 thousand 262
Airport with most passenger traffic: Istanbul-Ataturk Airport with 13 million 604 thousand 352 passengers.
2011 passenger traffic of the international lines: 59 million 18 thousand 318
First 5 airports with a share in the international passenger traffic: Istanbul-Ataturk (40,4%), Antalya (34,8%), Sabiha Gökçen (7,1%), Dalaman (5,2%) and Adnan Menderes Airport (4,2%).
Market share of the domestic airline companies in the transport sector of international lines: 54,7 %
Total number of the airports landing and taking off at the airports: 1 million 41 thousand 489
Three airports where most of the aircrafts landing and taking off: Istanbul-Ataturk, Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airports
Overflight Traffic: 290 thousand 346
Cargo traffic: 2 million 229 thousand 285 ton
Expectation for the passenger and aircraft traffic in 2012: Passenger traffic will increase to 140 million and aircraft traffic will increase to 1.5 million.
Number of the navigation auxiliary devices for the safety of our airfield as of the end of 2011:
Total 297 pieces being 41 ILSs, 60 VORs, 102 DMEs, 67 NDBs, 7 PSRs, 20 SSRs.
Number of the service vehicles: 75 pieces of ambulance and 150 pieces of snow fighting vehicles 238 pieces of rescue and fire extinguishing vehicles to be used in the ARFF services.
Total number of personnel: 8 thousand 285. With 1720 private security employees, total number of the personnel is more than 10 thousand.
2011 profit: 820 million Turkish Liras (TL)
Contributions to economy: 164 million TL of corporate tax, 188 million TL of 2010 dividend payout, 189 million TL of budget participation share, totalling to 841 million TL.
Amount of investment for the supply of the airport service vehicles in 2011: 56 million 156 TL
Actual amount of expenses in 2011 regarding the substructure and superstructure of the airports: 410 million TL.
Projects implemented in 2011: Çukurova Regional Airport tender was conducted. Within the scope of the project, 357 million 71 thousand 685 Euro investment will be made against 9-year, 9-month and 10-days of operational period. Adnan Menderes Airport leasing tender was held. New terminal buildings of the Erzincan and Hatay airports were completed and commissioned. Cengiz Topel Airport was opened for the civil air traffic. 14 of the available radars were renewed and additionally 9 pieces of new radars were installed. Hence, the new radars with mode-s feature having the state-of-the-art technology regarding the airfield security.
Air traffic management in the Turkish airfield: It is carried out via 29 pieces of radar, 2 site control centres, 29 approach control units, and 38 port control towers, and the flight route assigned for takeoff, landing, and transit of the aircrafts in accordance with the international flight safety standards.
Projects for PAT sites completed in 2011: Erzincan airport PAT sites repair, Ataturk Airport runway repair and expansion, Trabzon Airport apron enlargement, Konya Airport apron construction, Antalya Airport parallel  taxiway construction, and connection taxiway construction, Mardin Airport runway enlargement and repair of the PAT sites, Adıyaman Airport runway enlargement and apron and taxiway construction.
Amount of investment in 2012: 425 million TL
Projects targeted to be completed in 2011: Continuation of the construction of the new terminal buildings of Kars, Ağrı, Adıyaman, Mardin, Balıkesir-Körfez, Konya, Diyarbakır, and Van airports; works of renewing the PAT fields, expansion, and standard increase for the Ataturk, Antalya, Esenboğa, Milas-Bodrum, Trabzon, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Kastamonu, Hatay, Tekirdağ-Çorlu, Çanakkale, Sinop airports.
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