Cargo and Logistics Center

Istanbul Airport aims to become one of the biggest cargo HUBs on Earth through ever increasing investments of domestic-foreign companies thanks to our country's strategic location. Istanbul Airport project will make great contribution to the national economy in air cargo transport's gaining importance.

The Cargo/Logistic Center will be built on an area of 1.4 million square meters for the first phase of the project, and enlarged to 1.6 million square meters with its additional zone of 200,000 square meters to be built in the subsequent phases. As the first step towards such targets, a preliminary protocol was signed on March 4, 2015 for an area of 20 thousand square meters where express cargo operations will be executed with DHL. Besides, numerous important domestic and foreign companies serving in the cargo, logistics and temporary storage areas will also get involved in this project. The Cargo/Logistic Center will serve with an air cargo tonnage capacity of 2.5 million tons a year in its first phase, and this capacity has been planned so as to be capable of rising to 5.5 million tons a year in the second and third phases.

For this center with which more than 30 wide body aircraft can dock simultaneously, the parking positions are in front of the warehouses; a perfect operational infrastructure has been contemplated, which will not be affected by the aircraft traffic as it will use the air side service tunnels reaching to the passenger terminals and remote parking stands by passing through beneath the runways and taxiways.

In the Cargo City to be established in Istanbul Airport, the warehouses, agency buildings, customs office, and all cargo/logistic operations will be together. There will be service points such as banking services, cafes and restaurants, dry cleaning, hair dresser, PTT, prayer areas, veterinary, medical center, and test laboratories that will both serve the personnel of all firms to operate in the cargo city and facilitate the works of the persons who will use this region for business purposes. In the usage area of 456 thousand square meters in total planned for all support areas where circulation is high, car parks where 18 thousand big and small vehicles can park have been planned. Besides, an alternative access road has been planned in order to enable the passengers and employees to access the cargo city without being stranded in traffic in rush hours.