€265m domestic terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport now open
The new domestic terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport in western Turkey is now operational. The 200,000 sq m facility was generated to meet the increased number of passengers and joins a 27,000 sq m existing international terminal whose external form guided the design team in the creation of the domestic terminal. Mott MacDonald acted as technical advisor to a consortium of lenders on the project and TAV will operate the airport until 2032.
The new domestic terminal includes 8 passenger boarding bridges, 24 passport inspection points, 6 baggage claim belts, 4 custom inspection desks, 64 check-in counters, 40 elevators, 30 escalators, 666m of travelators, and a baggage sorting system capable of processing 5,000 bags per hour.
Access to and from the airport terminal has also been improved, with a closed car park for 2,537 vehicles and a 3,000 capacity open car park. There are also plans for an Aliaga - Menderes Fast Train Line to pass through the airport facility within two years, an 18,500 sq m viaduct, an 8,538 sq m bus station complex and 69,000 sq m of additional access roads.
Costing €265m, the domestic terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport has been designed with a number of sustainable attributes, including the reuse and recycling of 99% of construction waste from the demolition of the original terminal building.
The project also incorporates heat pumps, rainwater harvesting systems, greywater reuse systems, solar collectors and a trigeneration plan which generates heating and cooling energy during power generation.
TAV Izmir General Manager Erkan Balci said: “We witness the increase in consumption of natural resources and destructive impacts of climate change all around the world. These developments show us that our traditional work processes are not sustainable in the medium and long term periods and that we need to change our lifestyles and the way we do business if we want to survive as societies and corporations.
“Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport has shown a great deal of efforts to have a leading role in this context since it was established. We have many ongoing projects to reduce the carbon footprints of our operations at the airport.”