Turkish airport operator IGA has completed the second and final test of its equipment, processes and passenger flow at the newly-constructed Istanbul New Airport.
The trial – part of IGA’s Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) process –involved three aircraft from Turkish Airlines and 3,000 volunteers who played the part of arriving and departing passengers. Approximately 2,000 employees from public institutions as well as 9,000 baggage items were also involved in the process.
IGA’s first trial took place in September and involved 1,000 volunteer passengers, 2,000 baggage items, two planes from Turkish Airlines and 50 ground handlers. IGA’s ORAT process has been ongoing for more than two years and has involved the participation of experts from Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, and Incheon International Airport, South Korea.
The October demonstration was the final trial before the airport’s launch on October 29, 2018.