Turkish Airlines to operate from new Istanbul Airport from April 5
Turkish Airlines said it is all set to operate from the new Istanbul Airport from April 5, 2019. The first flight from Istanbul Airport will begin on April 5 at 03:00. Turkish Airlines will end all scheduled flights at Ataturk Airport as of April 6 at 2.00 am and will resume all flight operations planned for Ataturk Airport from its new hub at Istanbul New Airport.
As the greatest airport project of the world, the first stage of the move towards Istanbul Airport was back on October 29th, 2018. Unique in the global aviation history, the moving operation will take 45 hours in total and it will be concluded on April 6 at 23:59. In order to conclude the Great Move successfully according to prior plans, Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport will be closed for all scheduled passenger flights between 02:00 and 14:00 of April 6.
“The biggest move of the aviation history will take place. The combined size of the equipment we are going to transfer would cover 33 football pitches. After this great move, which will be watched by the entire world, we will wake up to a new morning. It will be a morning, which the sun shining on Turkish Aviation with the flights operated at Istanbul Airport. I convey my hopes that it will bring a great fortune to both our country and company,” said İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee.