Topbas announces location of new airport to be constructed in Istanbul

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbas said yesterday that a tender would be held in 2012 to build the third airport in the northern part of Istanbul.

Topbas said that the capacity of the airport would be 100 million passengers, noting that if necessary, fifth and sixth runways could be added later, increasing the passenger capacity to 150 million.

Topbas added that the new airport would be constructed near Terkos Lake in the north of Istanbul.

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