IGA completes transfer of operations from Atatürk to Istanbul Airport

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Turkish airport operator iGA has successfully overseen the transfer of all airline operations from Atatürk Airport to the newly opened Istanbul Airport. For Turkish Airlines alone, approximately 1,800 personnel transferred more than 47,000 tons of equipment.

Kadri Samsunlu, CEO and chairman of the executive board at iGA Airport Operations, said, “The smooth move to our new home, follows a record five-year fast-build, and firmly sets Istanbul Airport on the path to growth as one of the world’s most significant air transport centers.”

Once fully complete, Istanbul Airport will operate six runways and cater for up to 200 million passengers annually. At full capacity, Istanbul Airport will become a global aviation hub with flights to over 300 destinations around the world.

A combination of the latest technological advances, smart wayfinding systems and a wide choice of shopping and retail experiences will ensure passenger are provided with a world-class travel experience.

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