Turkish Airlines Moves to New Airport

On April 6, Turkish Airlines finished the move to its newest airport. It is being called the “big bang” and shut down major highways and part of the city for a few hours to transfer thousands of ground vehicles. While the first 12 hours of the move was very stressful, no major glitches were reported. The new Istanbul Airport is quite a feat as the opening happened during Turkey’s first recession in a decade but is a huge achievement. The project cost approximately $11 billion and is expecting 90 million passengers in its first year. The inaugural Turkish Airlines flight took off on time for Ankara at 2 pm on Saturday, and international arrivals began arriving later that day. In the coming days other International carriers will move into the new facility and normal flight schedules will be expected by the end of the first week.