Traffic in air is increasing, as IATA estimates that the number of passengers using air transport will increase will reach to 8.2 billion in 2037. The aviation industry is expanding at a rapid growth with more people flying in a plane than ever. Business aviation as well as commercial aviation is expanding. One of the reasons is accessibility. With many international airports as well as domestic airports being constructed all over the world, the number of flights will automatically increase too. Competition too increasing between the international airports to be the best, the busiest, or the largest. From spaceship-like building to world’s tallest indoor waterfall, airports are leaving no stone unturned to take the aviation industry to a new level. iJET today talks about the exciting new airports being constructed worldwide. And also, about new airports expansions in 2019.
The massive new Istanbul Airport opened on October 29, 2018. But the big Switch from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport happened on 6 April 2019. Expected to become the world’s busiest airport, the construction of the new Istanbul Airport will be carried out in four phases. The buzz around the new Istanbul Airport is being created for quite a few months now. The design of the airport with its tulip-shaped control tower won the first prize in the “Future projects — Infrastructure” category at the 2016 World Architectural Festival in Berlin. For more information on the airport read iJET’s 10 Facts You Must Know About Istanbul New Airport.
The good news for business aviation is Istanbul Atatürk Airport will now exclusively be a general aviation airport, it will be available for Cargo, Maintenance/technical flights, general aviation, Air taxi, Business flights, State aircraft and other flights permitted by Authority.
The much-awaited Jewel Changi, a futuristic shopping and airport facilities complex, opened in Singapore Changi Airport on 17th April 2019. Jewel Changi, a mall like retail hub, includes the 130 feet world’s tallest indoor waterfall, an indoor a multi-level jungle with walking trails, a movie theatre, and more. Take a sneak peek Inside Singapore Changi Airport’s new ‘Jewel’. The 1.25-billion-dollar project, Jewel Changi, will connect the airport’s terminals making it the central hub of Changi Airport.
The Murcia Corvera Airport , officially called as Región de Murcia International Airport opened in January 2019 in Spain. The airport after being inaugurated by King Felipe VI of Spain, replaced the military San Javier airport and is now the region’s hub. The 561 million-dollar airport is located between Murcia and Cartagena.
China set to become the largest aviation market in the world by 2022 is building 8 new airports every year. One of the most awaited one is Beijing Daxing International Airport expected to open on 30 September 2019. The airport like Istanbul Airport aims to be one of the largest and busiest in the world. Test flights Beijing Daxing International Airport starts flying from 16 May 2019. This much-needed airport in China will be the second international gateway for Beijing, along with Beijing Capital International Airport. The airport will have seven runways, with one 700,000 sqm terminal designed by Zaha Hadid.
Another important airport expansion project is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport ‘s new modern north terminal. The much-awaited 1 billion-dollar terminal will revamp the look of the New Orleans Airport. The terminal will have 35 gates and a consolidated security checkpoint for a smooth airport passage. The opening of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport ‘s north terminal is delayed till fall this year.