Istanbul new airport

Turkish President opens the new mega-airport in Istanbul on Monday. According to the Turkish state news agency Anadolu, more than 50 high-ranking guests from all over the world are expected to attend the ceremony. Among the guests were the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Jawad Sarif. The Pakistani government announced that President Arif Alvi would also attend.

According to information provided by the operating company IGA, the airport has a capacity of 90 million passengers a year in a first phase. In ten years, he should then have a capacity of 200 million passengers - that would make him at the current state of the largest airport in the world. According to the International Airport Review, the airport with the highest passenger traffic last year was the one in Atlanta in the US (just under 104 million travelers). By comparison, Germany’s largest airport in Frankfurt am Main handled almost 64.5 million passengers in 2017.

For now, only a few destinations are served

The airport is fully operational - the name of which is not yet known - but only at the end of December. As of Monday, only five destinations will be served by the new Istanbul airport: three at home and two abroad (Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan).

On 29 December, the semi-state airline Turkish Airlines then begins the move from Atatürk Airport to the new airport on the Black Sea. The move should take 45 hours, according to the airline. Laying of the foundation stone was in June 2014.

According to IGA data, the construction of the airport costs a total of 10.25 billion euros. He will replace the Atatürk Airport, which is chronically overrun. Erdogan had announced that he would turn it into a park.

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Wow that airport looks stunning… Hope to visit Turkey someday.

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Wow, that Airport looks nice.

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It looks like an amazing airport and one which Istanbul definitely needed.

It seems like some of the building conditions were suspicious in the buildup, let us hope this was as little true as possible

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I’ve found this airport in satellite imagery. Could be ISL…

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here is a better satellite image and besides, one must not forget it is in the 1 stage, there are 3 more … 6 runways and even more terminals …

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@Moritz here is the satellite imagery you are looking for Ifae maybe ?

This is obviously not good enough imagery. 🙄 Can’t even see any evidence of markings. This is just pavement.

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Geez, that airport is gigantic. I can see this airport being highly successful!

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There was a full-page ad for this in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Looks cool, can’t wait to see how it turns out. That’s a lot of passengers.

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Biggest question which nobody has answered is will it be 🆓?

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Here is another picture when it is completely finished

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As you can see in the picture, the first stage is finished, the second third and fourth episodes come.
it will be 3 times as big

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Started! Will be using latest charts to attempt this one!

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Wow! Beautiful new airport!

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Honestly this was not the best way for the Turkish government to spend their money. They have much bigger and more important problems to fix.

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Would also agree, but let’s not go too off-topic, as it will probably lead to a agreement on where Turkey should spend their money on.

That looks big! Hopefully that will be added to IF soon!

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In progress
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I just don’t get why an airport would possibly need that many runways. I’d get it if they were in different directions for wind favorability but these are (almost) all parallel.

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