Now, shortest wait time for cargo in Istanbul
The new cargo terminal in Istanbul has modern conveyor systems. The first expansion phase is to be completed by the year-end.
Turkish Airlines is extending its cargo capacities with a new terminal at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.
As part of the project, Siemens is fitting out the new cargo terminal with modern conveyor systems. The first expansion phase will be completed by the end of 2014 boosting the airport’s annual capacity.
The new cargo terminal building covers a total area of some 40,000 square metres. Siemens is supplying and installing the cargo handling equipment for the termi- nal. The company’s scope of supply includes 308 motor-powered roller decks, 1,050 castor decks and 60 slave pallets. This will ensure fast and efficient cargo handling and the shortest possible waiting times for planes and trucks.
Ataturk Airport is situated on the European side of the city, around 25 kilometres from the city center. With a total of over 37.5 million passengers in 2011, the airport is Europe’s eighth largest commercial airport. Ataturk Airport is also an important cargo hub due to its proximity to Asia and Africa with the air cargo volume set to rise by 9.4 per cent by 2016.