Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Project map - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport


200 000 m 2
Terminal building area
Telescopic ladders
500 000 m 2
Total built-up area
4 500 m 2
Duty Free area
153 000 m 2
The area of the four-level underground parking

About the project


The construction of a new terminal building and an extension was started on May 1, 2008 by our founding company, the Turkish holding Limak Group (ranked 61st in the international Engineering News Record Top 250). Before that, the airport consisted of two small terminals.

According to Wikipedia, the construction investment period was 30 months. The airport was commissioned on October 31, 2009, 18 months after the start of construction. This is a record taking into account such a large scale and technical characteristics.

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, which has received several awards for architecture, construction quality and management in a short period of time, was selected as one of the 5 safest airports in the world by Risk Management Magazine in 2010.

The project includes:

  • The terminal building with an area of 200,000 m2, which is equipped with 16 telescopic ladders. In the terminal left wing there is a domestic departure area, and in the right — an international departure area. The arrivals area is located on the first floor, while the departure area is on the second floor.
  • Total built-up area: 500,000 m2.
  • Duty Free area: 4,500 m2.
  • Four-level underground parking with an area of 153,000 m2, designed for 4,718 cars and 72 buses.
Project customer
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Uluslararasi Havalimani Yatirim ve Isletme A.S (ISGIA Investment Development and Operation Inc.)
Project duration
May 2008 - October 2009