Turkey’s airway target for 2053 has been revealed

It is aimed to increase the number of airports from 57 in Turkey to 61 by 2053 and to increase the number of passengers carried by air to over 200 million annually.

According to the information compiled from the “Transportation 2053 Vision” report prepared within the scope of the Transport and Logistics Master Plan, Turkey is an important air transport hub for Europe, western Asia and Africa in terms of both passenger and freight traffic.

Turkey has a dense airway network with its rapidly growing economy and 57 airports that support tourism. It is planned to increase the number of airports to 61 by 2053.

In order to develop the airport network, it is aimed to complete the constructions of Cukurova, Rize-Artvin, Bayburt-Gumushane and Yozgat airports.

In addition, it is envisaged that the Esenboga, Antalya and Trabzon airports will be expanded and the second phase of Istanbul Airport will be built.


It is expected that the investments to be made and the steps to be taken will bring an increase in the number of passengers. In this context, it is aimed to increase the annual number of passengers from 112.4 million to 202.8 million by 2053.

In this process, emission monitoring, reporting and verification infrastructure will be established and carbon emissions will be strategically managed.

Environmentally friendly biofuels and synthetic fuels will be produced in air transport. The development of regional air cargo transportation is also among the targets.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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