Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5
The final transportation operation of Turkish Airlines to its new home base, Istanbul Airport, is going according to the set plan.
Turkish Airlines has started its move to Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport project of the world. Following the first opening stage back on last October, the great move has begun as of 03:00 today.
After the 6 hour time period, 38% of this great transportation operation was completed successfully from Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport.
Unique in the global aviation history, the moving operation will take 45 hours in total and it will be concluded on April 6 Saturday night at 23:59. In order to complete the operation within the parameters of the prior planning, Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport will be closed for all passenger flights between 02:00 and 14:00 on April 6. The last passenger flight from Atatürk Airport will be the scheduled Istanbul – Singapore flight of Turkish Airlines. Within the moving process, operations will start from Istanbul Airport at 14:00 on April 6. The first flight during the “Great Move” will be conducted between the Istanbul Airport – Ankara Esenboğa Airport. In the following process, Turkish Airlines' flights from Istanbul Airport will be gradually increased according to a set plan.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 336 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 306 worldwide destinations as 257 international and 49 domestic, in 124 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to over 1,300 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.