Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said, “We will complete the Gayrettepe extension between Kağıthane and Istanbul Airport in November, and six months from now, and we will put the 37.5-kilometer Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport metro into service.” said. Minister Karaismailoğlu made inspections at the Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport-Halkalı metro construction site. Karaismailoğlu, who participated in the test drive between Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport, gave information to the members of the press about the point reached on the metro line at the airport construction site. Karaismailoğlu, who made evaluations about the important place that Istanbul Airport has achieved in the aviation sector in Turkey and the world, stated that with the introduction of the metro line, records will continue at Istanbul Airport. Pointing out that Istanbul Airport is among the world’s favorite airports due to its successes, Karaismailoğlu said: “As Istanbul Airport, we will continue to attract the attention of the world from now on. Together with the metro, which we are examining today, Istanbul Airport will continue to break the records of the greatest. We came to the airport by taking our metro, we tested our metro, we do not have any problems. The signaling and certification processes continue, our tests continue. Our goal is to ensure that all our citizens can start reaching Istanbul Airport by metro as of November. A month later, we will complete the Gayrettepe extension and put the 37.5 kilometer Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport metro into service.By completing the Küçükçekmece connection as of 2023, together with the continuation of this line, Istanbul Airport-Arnavutköy-Başakşehir-Halkalı and Marmaray, we will reach 32 km We are excited to complete the metro line of 7 km plus 37 kilometers, ie approximately 70 kilometers, and the entire metro line that surrounds the European Side of Istanbul in 2023 and put it at the service of our nation.”
“We are bringing Sabiha Gökçen Airport together with the metro”
Providing information about the other metro lines under construction in Istanbul, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that as of December, the metro line continuing to BAşakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital will be connected to the Istanbul Airport Küçükçekmece connection, which is the continuation of this line. He stated that they are planning and that the works are continuing at this level. Karaismailoğlu said, “We are bringing Sabiha Gökçen Airport together with the metro again. When we complete the connection to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport from Kadıköy-Kartal-Pendik in September, we will bring the two airports of Istanbul together with the metro, two of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Sabiha Our goal for the Gökçen Airport metro is to put it into service in September.” used the phrases.