Ghafari wins contract for airline operations at New Istanbul airport

Global firm Ghafari Associates has been awarded a contract to provide full planning, architectural, and engineering services for airline operations support facilities at the New Istanbul Airport, the firm said.

The New Istanbul Airport will serve as headquarters for Turkish Airlines´ operations as well as its primary hub airport.

Totaling nearly 167 hectares, Ghafari´s scope of work covers facilities for air cargo logistics, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, ground support services, and flight operations, including an integrated operational control center and in-flight catering.

Design services for the site´s next-generation critical support facilities will be led out of Ghafari´s Istanbul office with support from the firm´s Aviation Design Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The airport will provide nearly 100 airline companies opportunities for flights to more than 350 destinations. The new airport´s first phase of operations will accommodate 90 million travelers, growing to more than 150 million in annual passenger volume upon completion. The new airport will be the world´s largest airport built from the ground up.

Ghafari is a full-service global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm. With 14 offices across the globe, the firm supports clients in sectors such as aviation, corporate / commercial, education, government, institutional, healthcare, and industrial / manufacturing.