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Turkish Airlines Completes 'Great Move' to New Home Airport

Turkish Airlines has successfully completed the move from Atatürk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport project of the world.

Unique in the global aviation history, the move which began on 5 April, was concluded on April 7, 2019 after just 45 hours in total. The move followed the first opening stage in October, 2018.

In order to complete the operation within the parameters of the prior planning, Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport was closed for all passenger flights between 02:00 and 14:00 on April 6.

The last passenger flight from Atatürk Airport was Turkish Airlines Istanbul – Singapore flight. Within the moving process, operations started from Istanbul Airport at 14:00 on April 6.

The first flight during the “Great Move” was conducted between the Istanbul Airport and Ankara Esenboğa Airport.

In the following process, Turkish Airlines' flights from Istanbul Airport will be gradually increased according to a set plan.

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