The first phase of the Istanbul Airport was completed in 42 months, This phase consists of the main terminal building of 1.4 million square meteres, 2 runways, an Air Traffic Control Tower and facility buildings.
Istanbul Airport well overrides its competitors with its size. It is 3.5 times as big as Pekin Airport made up of 23 million square meters.
Comparing the size of New Istanbul Airport against other buildings reveals highly interesting figures. Terminal building, made up of 1.4 million square meters corresponds to eight Ankara Esenboga Airports. Moreover, 80 Eiffel Towers might be constructed with the steel of 640,000 tonnes used in the construction.