Moving to Istanbul Airport, which opened on October 29, was delayed. The date of moving from Ataturk Airport to the new airport is determined as 3 March 2019.
The State Airports Authority (DHMI) wrote on Thursday to the relevant institutions and companies on the subject; “As it is known, the opening of the Istanbul Airport on 29 October 2018 within the scope of the preparations of Istanbul Airport, which is carried out under the coordination of our Administration, and to ensure the smooth transfer of our stakeholders located at Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport (ORAT-Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer). Our stakeholders were informed with our letter (a), which is planned to start the number of flights to be determined within the framework of air traffic procedures, to carry out large transportation on 30-31 December 2018, and to open the operation of Istanbul Airport with full capacity on January 1, 2019.
The interest received from the Governorship of Istanbul at the last stage of ORAT studies (b) in the evaluation made by the Governorships in the article, in the light of the current meteorological information, the possible negative weather conditions, the closure of the moving route to traffic and the directing of the traffic to other routes, could not lead to serious disadvantages. It is stated that there are difficulties in the training of temporary registration procedures of around 700 (license plate) vehicles, and the issues such as full capacity working training, completion of appointment processes and lack of personnel at Istanbul Airport are considered to be serious difficulties in transitioning to the enterprise, and host the largest passenger traffic in our country and the world. with all add-ons of Istanbul Airport and all In order to work with the expected capacity with its functions and to avoid any service flaws, it was requested to take a later date when the seasons would be suitable for the big move.
As a result of the investigation made by our General Directorate regarding the subject matter, continuing the move initiated by stakeholders to Istanbul Airport, which was put into operation on October 29, 2018, continuing the number of integration flights determined by THY AO within the framework of air traffic procedures at Istanbul Airport. It was considered appropriate to discuss the details of the related details at the first ORAT meeting to be announced later and to shift the date of Istanbul Airport to full capacity to operation on 03 March 2019, taking into consideration the letter of the Governor's Office.
In this context, in order to ensure that the Istanbul Airport is put into operation without any problems and that there is no malfunction in the said process, it is necessary to request your necessary and necessary information regarding the issues regarding the issues falling within the scope of responsibility by all stakeholders, making the necessary distribution to all relevant institutions and taking the necessary measures by the Public Institution Organizations. Thank you. "