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 October 31, 2018 - December 29, 2018 - 1 daily flight with 737-800 (will fly with 777-300ER on October 31, 2018);
Istanbul New Airport - Antalya November 01, 2018 - December 29, 2018 - 1 daily flight with 737-800
Istanbul New Airport - Baku November 08, 2018 - December 29, 2018 - 1 daily flight with 737-800
Istanbul New Airport - Ercan October 31, 2018 - December 28, 2018 - 1 daily flight with 737-800
Istanbul New Airport - Izmir November 01, 2018 - December 28, 2018 - 1 daily flight with 737-800
Basically, between October 29 and December 29, 2018, test flights of airport equipment will be operated. If all goes well, the massive relocation of operations from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport to Istanbul New International Airport will take place between December 29, 2018 - December 31, 2018. Following that from January 1, 2019, all Turkish Airlines operations will take place from The new Istanbul Airport.