Turkey’s newest international airport also promises to be Europe’s largest, and most hi-tech, reports David O’Byrne.

As anyone who’s flown into or through either of Istanbul’s two international airports recently can testify, the city is no longer a marginal destination on the fringe of Europe.

Rather, it’s grown into a major destination for both business travellers and tourists, and an increasingly important transit hub on the route to East Asia.

No surprise then that both the city’s airports, Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen, are busy to the point of congestion. International airlines are already queuing for over-subscribed and in-demand slots before being able to commence flights….