With the Start of a Turkish Airlines machine in the new "airport Istanbul" is on Saturday, his operation officially. Turkish state media broadcast live, took off the first aircraft at around 14.30 local time the direction of the capital, Ankara, from the new Mega-site to the North of the metropolis.
Already in the Morning, authorities had reported that the gigantic move was mostly complete. In Istanbul the roads were blocked for the parade from the Ataturk airport to the nearly 40 kilometers of "Istanbul Airport" be open, again, had Turkish-Airlines-managing Director Bilal Eksi tweeted on Saturday.
Since Friday morning, hundreds of trucks with the airport, were rolled-device and tens of thousands of tons of Material by the city. Saturday night should start the first international flights from the Airport. According to the information of Turkish Airlines 337 of his machines were flown from Ataturk to the new home location.More about
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The "Istanbul airport" is a prestige project of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to make it especially Dubai as a global hub in competition. After the 2028 planned full completion, the Airport will reach a capacity of 200 million passengers per year, which would make according to the current state - to the largest airport in the world. (dpa)