Istanbul New Airport was inaugurated by Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Video)
On 29 October 2018, the long-awaited inauguration of the largest airport in Turkey - Istanbul New Airport took place.
On 29 October 2018, the long-awaited inauguration of the largest airport in Turkey took place - Istanbul New Airport. The President of Turkey - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as senior officials, attended the opening ceremony.
Numerous leaders from the Balkans and Central Asia, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as the controversial Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir were invited. The latter was convicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened Istanbul New Airport
Istanbul New Airport aims to be a great hub at the intersection of 3 major continents Europe, Asia and Africa. It is a megalomaniac project, which was developed under the close supervision of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
And not by chance, the new Istanbul airport was inaugurated on the National Day of Turkey. At the same time, the new airport was named Istanbul because it is a symbol of Turkey.
However, it should be noted that Istanbul New Airport cannot yet support Ataturk air traffic. Until 29 December 2018, Turkish Airlines will operate daily flights to 5 domestic and international destinations: Ankara, Antalya, Baku, Ercan and Izmir.
The plan is for all flights to be moved from Ataturk to Istanbul New Airport during the period 29 December - 31 December 2018. As of January 1 2019, Turkish Airlines will operate all flights from the new airport.