İstanbul Airport

The Airport has started to serve under the name of “İstanbul Airport” on October 29, 2018.

The project that was started on the Black Sea coast of İstanbul, by an investment over an area of 76.5 million square meters, and will include the main passenger terminal and 6 independent runways, will reach a passenger capacity of 200 million when all phases are completed. The first phase comprised of the 1.4 million square meters main terminal building that will serve 90 million passengers annually, 2 runways and ancillary facilities, has been taken into operation on the 95th year of our Republic. The second part of the first phase will be completed in the first quarter of 2020 with the opening of a third parallel runway.

Business partners with international work experience are being worked with for İstanbul Airport that is focused on offering a perfect experience to passengers. Within this context, an agreement has been signed with Unifree, the Turkish affiliate of Heinemann Group, which is the largest duty-free operator of the world, for the 55 thousand square meters duty-free area of the airport, and an Operation Consultancy Service Agreement has been signed with Seoul Incheon International Airport Operation and Copenhagen International Airports for operation consultancy.

There are more than 500 check-in and 228 passport control points at İstanbul Airport that has been completed and taken into service within a record time like 42 months. In addition, it differentiates from other airports by its parking spaces with a capacity of 40 thousand vehicles, as 18 thousand indoors and 22 thousand outdoors.

İstanbul Airport has proven its adequacy internationally by nine awards received since ground breaking, even before it was opened, will have its name written in gold letters in civil aviation history and blaze a trail for many firsts by many features; it has a terminal that can be easily approached by super jumbo jets like Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 and will mark an era in the world with respect to passenger experience. Istanbul Airport, where it will be possible to make transactions through robots, artificial intellect, facial
recognition or other personal information, is equipped with cutting- edge technology such as smart system, wireless internet, radio and LTE with new generation infrastructure, sensor and speaking objects for the comfort and ease of the passengers.

While the wealth of İstanbul mosques, domes and many other historical buildings are finely reflected onto the project architecture at İstanbul Airport terminal, motifs of Turkish-Islamic art and architecture add beauty, texture and depth to the project. The Air Traffic Control Tower, which was designed by Pininfarina and AECOM and the foundation of which was laid in October 2016, has received the 2016 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Architecture and Design, Museum and Architectural Art Design and Urban Researches European Center, as a result of the evaluations made among 370 projects. In the meantime, the terminal building of İstanbul Airport has been found worthy of an award at the World Architecture Festival organized in Berlin during November 16-18, 2016 in the “Future Projects - Infrastructure” category.

İstanbul Airport, which is the first and sole project that has been entitled to receive the ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management System Certificate in the aviation sector and other comparable sectors in Turkey, has been found worthy of the IDC Turkey-Best Cost Efficiency Award, The International CSR Excellence Awards-Public Responsibility Project, Turkish Bonds and Loans-Transportation Finance Loan of the Year Award and Stevie International Business Awards-Social Responsibility Program of the Year award in 2017. Meanwhile, it has received the SAP Quality Awards, Stevie International Business Awards and Future IT Summit awards in 2018.

İstanbul Airport, which is accepted as one of the world’s largest aviation center projects built from scratch and will carry the role of Turkey in the international aviation sector to the summit, will evolve into one of the most important hubs in civil aviation activities over a vast geography, extending from New York to Shanghai.

Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport  

Serving a region with a population of almost 2.5 million and the surrounding Balkan countries, by its feature of being the sole international airport in the rapidly growing Republic of Kosovo, Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport (PIA) adds great value to the aviation sector and all organizations serving this sector both in Kosovo and the entire Balkan geography.

The construction of the 110 thousand square meters apron and the new air traffic control tower, rehabilitation of the airport transportation roads, construction of the parking lot with a capacity of 1,750 vehicles, fuel tanks and connection roads have been completed within the scope of the realized investment, in addition to the new terminal building with an indoor area of 42 thousand square meters, implemented as an environment friendly and smart building with a modern architectural understanding, at international norms.

Limak Kosovo is also responsible for the management of the ground operations, plane fuel, cargo and RAT (runway, apron, taxiways) and their maintenance and repair, in addition to the terminal and parking lot management, at Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport.

The runway of Pristine Adem Jashari Airport that is currently 2 thousand 500 meters will be extended to 3 thousand meters with the “Pristine International Adem Jashari Airport Runway Extension and Category Upgrade” project, which has been started in August 2018 and is planned to be completed in 2020. The necessary improvements will also be made within the scope of this investment, the runway category will be upgraded from CAT II to CAT III B, and it will be possible to use the runway even under the most unfavorable visual conditions.

Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport, where nearly 30 airline companies, including Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Germania, Easyjet, Edelweiss, Adria Airways, Eurowings, Germania Flug, Austrian, Wizzair, Orange 2fly, Norwegian Air and Swiss Int’l Airlines, made regular flights in 2018, has a strategic importance in Central Europe by the connections it allows in airway transportation to many countries, such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, England, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Hungary and Denmark and its strong diaspora traffic.

The 3 countries, to which the most flights are organized by the airlines operating at the airport, are Germany, Switzerland and Turkey. Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport has appended its signature under a record by a total passenger figure of 2 million 161 thousand 874 in 2018.

Services have been offered to the airport passengers at international norms and high standards, and the revenues have been increased by especially taking the new duty free, food and beverage and other commercial areas into service together with the new terminal building, which is in operation for 4 years, as well as the 15 percent increase achieved in passenger traffic in 2018. In 2014, a new Business Lounge has been taken into service and customer satisfaction focused investments are continued.

On the other hand, Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport continues its services in compliance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environment Management System, ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction Management System, and ISO 50001 Energy Management System standards, within the scope of the conducted quality and environment management and customer satisfaction studies.

Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport has been found worthy of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 (Optimization) certificate by the Airports Council International (“ACI”) as a result of the continued Carbon Emission reduction studies.

It is aimed to raise Pristine Adem Jashari International Airport to Level +3 (Neutrality) by the energy management and annual carbon reduction programs and continuous improvement methods.

Senegal Dakar Blaise-Diagne International Airport

Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) is located in West Africa, 45 kilometers southeast of Dakar, the capitol city of Senegal, over a vast land of 45 million square meters in the new DIASS settlement area.

The project progress has been quite slow in the project although the construction of “Aeroport International Blaise Diagne” (AIBD) was started in 2007, and Limak and Summa partnership has signed an agreement with the Senegal State in 2016 to complete the project and operate the airport for 25 years. The remaining 30 percent part of the project has been completed within a short time like 8 months. 1,500 people, 500 of whom were Turkish, were employed in total during this period.

The new airport that has cost 575 million Euros in total will serve with a capacity of 3 million passengers at first, while it will be expanded to serve 5 million passengers in 2023 and 10 million passengers in 2035.

An area has been reserved for a second runway in the master plan in addition to the single runway of 3500x75 meters that will serve on the 01/19 axis.

Fuel hydrant installations are available at 26 position on the apron of 260 thousand square meters in total, with 79 plane park positions.
The 2-storey main terminal building, which has been built at high standards over an area of 42 thousand square meters so as to operate at lATA B service quality, is equipped with 6 telescopic passenger bridges, 44 check-in counters, 3 CIP lounges and a commercial area of 2 thousand 500 square meters.

In addition to the main terminal, a Haj terminal of 2 thousand 770 square meters and VIP lounges of 1,360 square meters will also serve the passenger traffic.

The cargo facilities of 5 thousand 600 square meters, with an annual capacity of 50 thousand tons, have cleared the path for increasing the exports capacity, which is very important for Senegal. The 75 meters wide and 3 thousand 500 meters long runway of Blaise Diagne International Airport can accept all types of airplanes, including A380, whıle the aircraft park areas can accommodate 50 airplanes in total, as 26 large transporters, 6 small-medium transporters and 18 general flight airplanes.

The airport that has been taken into service on December 07, 2017 will be operated by LAS S.A., under Limak, Summa and Senegal State partnership for 25 years.

LimakPort İskenderun

2018 has been an efficient year when significant increases have been achieved both in container and non-container load volumes at LimakPort İskenderun, where the concession rights were taken over for 36 years in December 2011 and container operations have been started in March 2013.

LimakPort İskenderun actively connects to many ports by main vessels and feeder vessels and indirectly the entire world through the Maersk Line, APL, Arkas Line, CMA-CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Seago Line, Safmarine, Cosco Shipping, Evergreen, YangMing, Hamburg Süd, The ONE and Zim Line lines.

The occupancy rates in the available services are increasing regularly every year and every quarter, an increase by 26 percent has been achieved in totally full DRY container handling in 2018. DRY full container imports have grown by 29 percent as compared to the previous year with the advantages of the offered container tariff and LimakPort continues to be the choice of the customers. The containers that arrive as imports are unloaded at the port or following delivery to the factory, then made ready for the demands of our exporters, and rapid support is thus provided also in the exports leg of trade. The availability of a railway connection at the port offers alternatives and advantages to the customers. LimakPort poses as an advantageous port for customers dealing with transit trade by its close location to the border gates and convenient tariffs in transit trade.

LimakPort has also been the choice of the customers in the CFS internal loading-unloading operations, similar to container handling, with the created advantages and modern equipment and thus, the CFS operations have grown by 20 percent in 2018 as compared to 2017.

It is expected that new lines will start services and the available lines will start new services also in 2019. In this way, the port that has a very strong potential will offer the opportunity to reach all spots of the world by using almost all lines to the customers in its hinterland. LimakPort qualifies as one of the first ports where a Customer Services Department has been established, with the “Customer Focused Service” approach it has brought into the port management sector in Turkey; and continues to create a difference with its service quality every day by its specialized, dynamic and innovative customer services team of 30 members.

The sales and marketing team ensures that new customers are added to the available customer portfolio of the port and Iskenderun region increases its share in the market, through intensive promotions and discussions with all exporter and importer companies in the port’s hinterland.

LimakPort İskenderun has become one of the most modern and largest container terminals of the Eastern Mediterranean by its annual TEU handling capacity of 1 million. The port operating over an area of 1 million square meters also qualifies as a deep water port by its 15.50 meters water depth, equipped with a breakwater providing full protection to the linear and long dock structures against adverse atmospheric conditions. Although LimakPort has been designed as a container-focused port serving with modern container handling equipment specially designed for the port and STS and RTG cranes, it is also the most important port of the region in Ro-ro, project cargo, bulk load and general cargo load operations with the comprehensive and versatile investment that has been made.

LimakPort is being adopted even further by the industrialists in our hinterland by its high service quality and customer-focused approach and has evolved into one of the indispensable ports of Eastern Mediterranean within a short period of time. Our goal to increase service quality, diversity and volume will be continued also in the coming periods.

Ankara High-Speed Train Station

The High-Speed Train Station, which is a joint investment by the Limak, Cengiz and Kolin Holding groups, has been taken into service on October 29, 2016.

There is a mall with a select store mix, a business hotel and leasable offices, in addition to the train station, available at Ankara Train Station and Living Center, which is a first in our country.

ATG (Ankara Tren Garı - Ankara Train Station), which qualifies as an environment friendly and LEED certified building with a contemporary and modern architecture, has a total area of 195 thousand square meters; the leasable area is 25 thousand square meters and the leasable office area is 4 thousand square meters. Ankara Train Station and Living Center, hosting 100 thousand visitors per day, aims to contribute in the country’s economy also in the commercial sense, in addition to the revolution it has made in transportation.

ATG, which is the first and sole project of its kind in Turkey, is transforming into an unrivaled location by its field of attraction, rather than being a transit passage point that is only open for use by train passengers, since it is located at the most central spot of the capitol, within a walking distance for 400 thousand Ankara residents with the in-city transportation network.
There are 6 railway lines and 6 platforms at ATG. It is the intersection point of all railways and high-speed train lines of our country.

ATG, which has created a new transportation style in the country, aims to offer transportation to all points in the city from a single center by a modern railway overpass connection to the historical commuter train station. Fast transportation with time savings will be offered together with shopping pleasure by the connection that will be made to the subway station. Furthermore, uninterrupted and comfortable transportation will be provided by a direct express railway connection to the Esenboğa International Airport.

ATG, which houses a variety of services such as VIP and CIP lounges, banking services, car rental spots, travel agencies, cargo companies, luggage storage stations, infirmary, continues to offer shopping and transportation with diversity and pleasure, by its 2,500 vehicles’ indoor and 90 vehicles’ outdoor parking space capacity.

The Ankara Hotel, within the ATG organization, offers an alternative for all kinds of meetings and organizations by 134 rooms in total, and a ball room with a capacity of 1,000 persons.

ATG qualifies as the world’s eighth and Europe’s sixth largest transportation complex.