İstanbul New Airport’s ‘Baggage System’ extends from Taksim to Tuzla

İstanbul New Airport project has been closely followed across the world as it is the world’s biggest airport build from scratch. And now the airport’s baggage handling system is finalized. The baggage system with a length of 42 kilometers, equal to the distance between Taksim and Tuzla, is ready for opening as the last conveyor has been set up. System will be able to handle over 28,880 baggage per hour.

As construction works progress at full speed, major equipment constituting the airport get ready too. Istanbul New Airport will surely stand out among other airports thanks to the top quality passenger experience it will deliver to passengers using advanced technologies. Technology will also decrease passengers’ waiting time for their luggage. The baggage system, that is specially produced for Istanbul New Airport and whose design, production, delivery and assembly were completed in a record period of only 24 months, is the first system in the world to be prepared with such speed. 

The system will be able to handle over 30 thousand baggeges per hour! 
Yusuf Akçayoğlu, the CEO of İGA Airport Construction, commented on the baggage system which plays a critical role at the airport:“Baggage system is critical for Istanbul New Airport, which will be serving 200 million passengers a year along with flight services to more than 350 destinations, when all phases are complete. Baggage system will ensure an uninterrupted passenger experience by bringing down the baggage waiting period to a minimum level. System, with its 42 kilometer length equals to the distance between Taksim and Tuzla. To establish the system, we used 3,300 tons of steel and laid 650-kilometer-long cables. Baggage sorting “Baggage system is critical for Istanbul New Airport, which will be serving 200 million passengers a year along with flight services to more than 350 destinations, when all phases are complete. Baggage system will ensure an uninterrupted passenger experience by bringing down the baggage waiting period to a minimum level. System, with its 42 kilometer length equals to the distance between Taksim and Tuzla. To establish the system, we used 3,300 tons of steel and laid 650-kilometer-long cables. Baggage sorting and stocking will be made by smart devices operating with 170 special micro processors. We will be able to handle 28,800 baggage per hour. Furthermore, the terminal building is equipped with 13 check-in islands and 468 points where passengers can hand in and check in their luggage.” 

Akçayoğlu, talking about their functionality-based approach to meet the needs of passengers in the context of Istanbul new Airport project, said: “Thanks to our baggage system, we will outperform many airports around the world. For example: our baggage storing capacity is 10,800 baggage which means that passenger who arrive at the airport early will be able to hand in their luggage whenever they wish. Moreover, in case of a delay, we will not have any problem with space to store the baggage. Baggage will be put away to the shelves by 48 early baggage storing robots. The system also includes 28 -10 domestic, 18 international- incoming passenger baggage receiver carousels. 8 of these carousels have the capacity to sort out wide-body aircrafts (F and E series). We also have 48 baggage sorting carousels which will help to sort out outgoing baggage based on flights.”