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The Boom of the Mega-airports

Worldwide, more and more Mega-airports, go to the Start. In particular, in Asia, on the Arabian Peninsula and in Africa, huge capacities are created. Device Europe behind?

The Tower at new Mega-airport, Istanbul Airport has the shape of a Tulip - a popular Symbol from the Ottoman Empire. If these at night lit up in White and Red, the colors of the Turkish flag, the new exudes self-confidence on the Black sea.

In the next ten years, the Airport is to be expanded massively. Istanbul is expected to become in the next decades, the largest airport in the world and more than 200 million travelers.

The Istanbul airport is about as large as 1100 football fields and six Start and country lanes.

The Germans look rather despondent in the future

"With such an airport, the managers have proved far-sighted. Look at what can happen in fifty years, and provide sufficient capacity available," says architect and airport planner Dieter Faulenbach da Costa, in an Interview with tagesschau.de.

Such a view would be the car in Germany is not. In this country, not in the long term, but only with a view to election periods will be discussed.

the aim of the Turks is clear: The Istanbul Airport is to grow, grow, grow - and the US-the Atlanta airport. Since 1998, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is to operate in an international comparison, the airport with the most of the pass. Atlanta broke through in the year 2015, for the first time the 100 million mark.

However, the long time undisputed top spot now wants to surpass Istanbul with a day 2000 take-offs and landings. From there, the flight should be able to stand out guests in the world, with more than 350 destinations.

slowed down European airports?

More than 300 destinations also offers one of the largest hub, the Frankfurt airport. Even if the passenger growth in the past two years, with around 10 million additional passengers remarkable; with approximately 70 million passengers, Frankfurt Airport is ranked in Europe behind London Heathrow, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol.

"In Frankfurt is planned according to the needs, the airport belongs to the General interest", says Jürgen Harrer, head of corporate communications at Fraport in conversation with tagesschau.de.

Currently, the third Terminal is being built on the southern airport grounds. According to current plans, therefore, the number of passengers can grow to around 90 million. "We need to meet the travel needs," says Harrer. Quality Service, high level of flight frequencies and infrastructure, which guarantees a transition at the airport in two hours, which was important for clients in selecting their routes.

The biggest German hub, Frankfurt airport. In a global comparison, he plays more in the midfield.

Worldwide increase in passenger numbers,

The Manager is in Istanbul to see your Airport as the main hub between Asia and Europe. In Istanbul, wants to throw its geographical advantage over Dubai in the pan.

Faulenbach da Costa, explains the strategy: "hubs for transfer traffic, which are globally constant in the case of a passenger share of 20 percent." In this respect, the size could not be justified in Turkey on the hub function. "Of airport Istanbul benefits from the Metropolitan area and from a huge catchment area," says airport planner.

He points to rising worldwide passenger. Forecasts predict a doubling of air traffic in the next twenty years. Therefore, the architect sees in the Mega-airports no delusions of grandeur - on the contrary.

Thailand has on the growth of Passenger traffic

Also, the competition is wide awake. They are worth a look to Thailand. The largest national airport, the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, bursting from the seams. The passenger growth in the past years has been tremendous.

workaround is to create a large-scale project. Another Mega-airport, which will triple the capacity more than tripled. Thailand is likely to include be clear to the ascenders.

Addis Ababa, is aiming for 120 million travelers to

A new Mega-hub on the African continent: The Bole International Airport in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa is grown in early 2019 with a new Terminal, three-fold and now offers a capacity for 22 million passengers per year.

The self-congratulation from Addis Ababa from Ethiopia have overtaken Dubai as the most important airport for Connections between Africa and the Rest of the world. Manager and government prices their ascent to the "main air travel hubs in the world". Of up to 120 million passengers for the speech act.

turnstiles becoming more and more important for travellers

And in China, too, is eager in the future to be built: "starfish" is the new international airport of Beijing. This will bring in the future as "the largest Airport" in a top position - at least on the pure surface of the airport. The passenger traffic: in the Beginning, to 45 million. Goal is to have around 100 million passengers. At the end of September, the new airport will go into operation.

a Year, the umbrella Association of the international airports "Airport Council International" (ACI) publishes a global Ranking with fresh passenger numbers. It is striking: the twenty largest Airport in this world, 1.5 billion people, a rise of almost or to. Almost a fifth of the world's air is cleared for traffic. For the first time in this Top 20 list of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

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