Turkish Airlines bids farewell to Ataturk Airport
Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines bid Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport farewell with its last passenger flight from there, it said on April 6. Ataturk Airport has been the hub and home for the carrier for the last 86 years, the airline said in a written statement. The last passenger flight was scheduled to Singapore at 2 a.m. (0500GMT), it said. The carrier started its moving process to Istanbul Airport at 3 a.m. (0600GMT) on April 5. After the extensive shift was completed, late on April 6, Turkish Airlines conducted its first flight to the capital Ankara’s Esenboga Airport. Istanbul Airport, the “world’s new hub,” officially opened on Oct. 29, 2018, the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. The Istanbul Airport started serving international and domestic flights on Saturday after its mega move. Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines dispatched its first
flight to capital Ankara at 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT).