Stating that they will open the Istanbul New Airport to flights on October 29, 2018, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said that the emergency and taxi routes have been completed on the first runway of the airport and work on the second runway has started.
Arslan stated that the first plane will be landed at Istanbul New Airport in February 2018, but the opening of the airport and the airline companies will take place on October 29, 2018.
Airline companies, the move to the new airport, indicating that the preparations for the start of the Arslan, the purpose of this place is open service without a hassle, he said.
Emphasizing that the number of flights will increase depending on the increase in capacity with the opening of the new airport, Arslan noted that with the opening of Istanbul New Airport, VIP, private and educational flights will be made at Atatürk Airport.
Passenger and cargo transport will be made from the new airport describing Arslan, said:
“We are talking about a very serious area and we are working on alternatives to evaluate this area in a way that breathes Istanbul. After preparing these alternatives as an institution, we will make the decision in consultation with our President and Prime Minister. "