Istanbul Airport’s first international flight lands in N. Cyprus
The f rst nternat onal fl ght from Turkey’s newly opened Istanbul A rport landed n Turk sh Republ c of Northern Cyprus on October 31.
The fl ght, TK 978, successfully landed at Ercan Internat onal A rport n the cap tal Lefkosa.
The Turk sh A rl nes Boe ng 737 was welcomed by local author t es w th a water salute. At full capac ty - w th the complet on of all four phases w th s x runways - Istanbul A rport s set to become a major global av at on hub by host ng more than 100 a rl nes and fl ghts to over 300 dest nat ons around the world. The 6 b ll on euro ($7.2 b ll on) f rst stage of the a rport, wh ch was bu lt n nearly three years through a publ cpr vate partnersh p and off c ally opened on October 29, s one of a ser es of mega-projects planned for Turkey’s 2023 centenn al.