Turkish Airlines has announced the transfer of its full flights from Ataturk Airport to Istanbul's new airport by April 6.
This came in a statement issued by its media office on Monday, noting that the transfer of flights to the new airport started from the date.
The company's flights at Ataturk airport will end at 02:00 local time (2300 GMT) on April 6, they added.
The flights will start from Istanbul new airport at 14:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on the same day.
Last October, at a historic opening ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the first phase of Istanbul's third airport, the world's largest airport, with a total area of 76.5 million m2.
On the other hand, the Directorate General of the State Airports Authority announced the increase in the number of passengers through the three airports of Istanbul since the beginning of this year and until the end of last month compared to the same period last year.
The Directorate said in a statement published on Monday that 15 million and 285 thousand and 517 citizens have traveled through the three airports in Istanbul since the beginning of this year.
Information about Istanbul's new airport
- Istanbul Third Airport was built on an area of 76.5 million square meters.
- The construction of the other phases will be completed by the year 2023.
- 10,000 employees and workers have worked for establishing the new airport.
- The airport provides 6 separate runways.
- The capacity of 500 aircraft.
- Open and closed garage for about 70 thousand cars.
- The capacity of the first phase is 90 million passengers per year.
- Its capacity will be 200 million passengers per year after all phases are completed.
- Will provide services to 250 airlines.
- (2000) plans will take off and land every day.
- Flights to more than 350 destinations will be organized daily.
- The company that established the airport will pay the state € 26 billion, including taxes, over 25 years.
Edited by: Imtilak Real Estate
Sources: Anadolu agency