Five-year Airport Development Plans
The Five-year Airport Development Plans define medium-term government targets for airport development. The budget for the plan has been set but not necessarily secured because the national budget is approved only on a single-year basis. The first Five-year Plan was originally intended for 1967 to 1971. However, rapid growth in aviation demand has forced the government to accelerate the plan to complete it one year ahead of schedule. The second Five-year Plan commenced in 1971. In all Five-year Plans, the development of Type 1 (international) airports was given top priority. Nevertheless, actual implementation progressed in quite different directions. The first and second plans saw the development of local airports, while the third and forth plans concentrated on environmental measures, with noise prevention / reduction the main achievement. The development of international airports was delayed until the 5th plan.
Period Extension of the 7th Airport Development Plan
The 7th Seven-year Airport Development Plan is an extended version of the 7th Five-year Airport Development Plan that was approved by the Cabinet in December 13, 1996. The extension, approved on December 12, 1997, covers the period between FY1996 and FY2002. The plan was extended by two years based on the Special Measures Law for Fiscal Structural Reform, implemented on December 5, 1997. The law was an attempt to deal with the fiscal deficits of the central government. For this reason, the implementation period of the plan was extended by two years, while the budget for the plan, set for the initial Five-year plan, was kept intact. This adjustment cut the annual outlay by approximately 30%.