Until the official full site delivery conducted by DGSAA on May 1, 2015, we worked on design of the earth works throughout the year 2014 by utilizing the soil surveys conducted by performing approximately 600 drills and more than 1,600 cone penetration tests on the construction site with temporary permissions.
We plan to complete İstanbul New Airport, which will consist of three terminals with a capacity that can be raised to 200 million passengers a year and six runways, in four phases.
At the first stage of the airport, we will activate three independent parallel runways, taxiways, apron, terminal building, air traffic, communication and meteorological systems, and the other service buildings.
The first passenger terminal building will be the world's largest terminal building under one roof with 1.44 million square meters, and we will serve 90 million passengers a year in this terminal at the first stage.
We aim to raise this capacity to 150 million passengers with additional terminal buildings and runways in the subsequent phases of the project. Since it is prescribed to raise the airport terminal capacity to 200 million passengers in the long term, we prepare the necessary plans accordingly.
We have established the biggest equipment pool of Turkey that includes 3,022 pieces of high capacity construction equipment by investing 300 million Euros.
Almost 36,000 people are working in our construction, including also the subcontractors' employees.