With an expansion plan in store, Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport will invite tenders next month for the construction of four new boarding bridges that would increase its current capacity by at least 15 percent.
Within the framework of the project the construction site will occupy an area of 25,554 square meters. With additional construction that will include passenger waiting areas, stores and commercial areas, the airport's annual passenger capacity is projected to increase by at least 6 million.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport, which served 29.5 million passengers last year, is aiming to take that number to 32 million this year.
A 3,500-meter-long parallel runway will be opened in 2019. The road around the airport will be taken underground to accommodate the new structure, which is currently under construction. Two of the tunnels, constructed for this purpose have so far been completed.