TURK­ISH AIR­LINES MAKES IS­TAN­BUL’S NEW­EST AIR­PORT ITS HOME

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Turk­ish Air­lines will make Is­tan­bul’s new­est air­port it’s new home by the end of this year, af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing a mas­sive move from Ataturk Air­port.

Touted as one of the big­gest air­ports in the world at 76.5 mil­lion square me­ters, Is­tan­bul New Air­port will serve as a ma­jor hub con­nect­ing Asia, Europe and the Mid­dleeast. Trav­ellers can look for­ward to sprawl­ing duty-free shops as well as a sleek, 37-kilo­me­tre rail line built spe­cially for the air­port’s pas­sen­gers and staff. The fa­cil­ity, which nearly 100 air­lines will op­er­ate out of, is ex­pected to serve over 90 mil­lion pas­sen­gers an­nu­ally. The air­port’s Turk­ish in­flu­ences are ev­i­dent ev­ery­where in its de­sign: from its sweep­ing dome shape to the in­tri­cate de­tails on its tiles, the air­port’s de­sign draws from some of Turkey’s most dis­tinc­tive land­marks. The coun­try’s na­tional car­rier will be­gin op­er­at­ing in­ter­na­tional flights from the new air­port in the new year, while other air­lines will grad­u­ally shift their op­er­a­tions from Ataturk Air­port to the brand new fa­cil­ity. igair­port.com

Is­tan­bul’s new air­port

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