The first 5 Turkish Airlines routes scheduled from Istanbul New Airport
On 29 October 2018, Istanbul New Airport will officially open its gates. The new airport is not operational 100%, initially scheduled 5 routes by Turkish Airlines.
Tomorrow, 29 October 2018, big day for global commercial aviation. One of the largest airports will officially open its doors. It's about Istanbul New Airport, which is designed to withstand up to 200 million passengers / year when it will be functional at full capacity.
At the same time, Istanbul New Airport is designed to take over all air traffic from the existing 2 airports in Istanbul: Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen.
For starters, Turkish Airlines will operate flights to 5 domestic and international destinations from Istanbul New Airport: Ankara, Antalya, Baku, Ercan and Izmir.
5 Turkish Airlines routes scheduled from Istanbul New Airport
Istanbul New Airport - Ankara 31 October 2018 - 29 December 2018 - 1 Daily flight with 737-800 (will fly with 777-300ER on 31 October 2018);
Istanbul New Airport - Antalya 01 November 2018 - 29 December 2018 - 1 Daily flight with 737-800
Istanbul New Airport - Baku 08 November 2018 - 29 December 2018 - 1 Daily flight with 737-800
Istanbul New Airport - Ercan 31 October 2018 - 28 December 2018 - 1 Daily flight with 737-800
Istanbul New Airport - Izmir 01 November 2018 - 28 December 2018 - 1 Daily flight with 737-800
Basically, during the period 29 October - 29 December 2018 will be operated test flights of airport equipment. If all goes well, the massive transfer of operations from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport to Istanbul New International Airport will take place between December 29 and December 2018. Following that from 31 January 2018, all Turkish Airlines operations will be performed from the New Istanbul Airport.