Istanbul’s largest Atatürk airport closes on October 31

Since October 31, 2018, the largest airport in Istanbul, Turkey, named Ataturk will cease taking any passenger flights.

The launch of the new third Istanbul airport, which will replace Ataturk, is scheduled for October 25 and all passenger flights will be redirected there by this date.

Starting from that date, Ataturk Airport will start taking only official, freight, private and governmental flights. In the future, the airport will completely cease its activity, according to

One has reported that the new Istanbul airport will become one of the largest in the world.

The decision to build a new airport and close Ataturk is associated with congestion and the inability to expand it.

Another Istanbul airport named Sabiha Gokcen is operating normally.

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