Turkish Airlines is all set to shift its operations to the new Istanbul Airport. The flag carrier airline will begin the move on April 5 (Friday night at 0300) and conclude it on April 6 (Saturday night at 2359).
The last Turkish Airlines flight from the Ataturk Airport will be the Atatürk Airport – Singapore flight. The operations at the new Istanbul airport will commence on April 6 at 1400. The first flight, post the shift, will operate between Istanbul Airport and Ankara Esenboğa Airport.
Following the move, Atatürk Airport’s IST code will be given to Istanbul Airport. Atatürk Airport, which will be hosting cargo and VIP passenger flights, will use ISL code.
M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines said, “The biggest move of the aviation history will take place. The combined size of the equipment we are going to transfer would cover 33 football pitches.
“After this great move, which will be watched by the entire world, we will wake up to a new morning. It will be a morning, which the sun shining on Turkish Aviation with the flights operated at Istanbul Airport. I convey my hopes that it will bring a great fortune to both our country and company.”