Istanbul Atakturk Airport — which was viewed as one of the busiest airports in the globe with 70 million yearly travelers — officially ceased operations. Every commercial flight were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which implies Istanbul New Airport is open for business.
The first flight at Istanbul New Airport occurred October 2018, and now the airport’s first phase of constructiont, which incorporates three runways and 15 million square feet of terminal space, is done. There are four stages to be completed by 2025, with a total cost of about $12 billion.
The new airport spreads 76 million square meters (in excess of 818 million square feet or 18,780 sections of land) and can as of now handle 90 million travelers per year in stage one. At the point when the whole airport is completed,, it will almost certainly handle 200 million travelers every year. That will make it the world’s greatest airport by traveler traffic. In examination, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, right now the world’s busiest aairport, handles 107 million passengers a year.
There will be 55,000 square meters (592,000 square feet) of Duty Free shops. The Duty Free region, enlivened by the Bosphorus, a renowned conduit in Turkey, will have seven sections housing different concepts, including “Fashion Garden,” “Family Palace” and “Style Beach,” each selling brands related to its theme.
The airport additionally has a Yotel, a 451-room boutique hotel that has both “land-side” and “air-side” get to. Those booking air-side (situated close Duty Free) don’t need to leave the airport after they deplane. Land-side bookings are for travelers who have not yet gone through customs and passport control.
The air traffic control tower at Istanbul New Airport, which is 22 miles from Istanbul, is formed like a tulip, a popular and symbolic flower in Turkish culture.
The massive growth of Turkish Airlines is one of the major reasons for Istanbul New Airport.
Beijing Daxing International Airport, scheduled to open in September, also cost $12 billion. It is being built to take some of the load off Beijing Capital International Airport, currently the second busiest airport int he world with 95 million passengers. Beijing Capital will not close.