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This new airport will be the world's biggest — here is a sneak peek

Updated : April 13, 2019 07:57 AM IST

Turkish airport operator iGA has successfully overseen the transfer of all airline operations from Atatürk Airport to the newly opened Istanbul Airport. 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. That will make it the world’s biggest airport by passenger traffic.

Turkey's new Istanbul Airport began operations on April 6, replacing Istanbul Ataturk as the city's international airport. The cost of construction is estimated at $12 billion(Rs 82,800 crore). Photo Credit- IGA
Turkey's new Istanbul Airport began operations on April 6, replacing Istanbul Ataturk as the city's international airport. The cost of construction is estimated at $12 billion(Rs 82,800 crore). Photo Credit- IGA
The air traffic control tower at Istanbul New Airport is shaped like a tulip, a popular and symbolic flower in Turkish culture. Photo Credit-IGA
The air traffic control tower at Istanbul New Airport is shaped like a tulip, a popular and symbolic flower in Turkish culture. Photo Credit-IGA
The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. Photo Credit-IGA
The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. Photo Credit-IGA
Once completely operational it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. Photo Credit-IGA
Once completely operational it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. Photo Credit-IGA
There will be 55,000 square meters of Duty Free shops. This area is inspired by the Bosphorus, a famous waterway in Turkey and it will have seven sections with different concepts, including “Fashion Garden,” “Family Palace” and “Style Beach,” each selling brands related to its theme. Photo Credit-IGA
There will be 55,000 square meters of Duty Free shops. This area is inspired by the Bosphorus, a famous waterway in Turkey and it will have seven sections with different concepts, including “Fashion Garden,” “Family Palace” and “Style Beach,” each selling brands related to its theme. Photo Credit-IGA
Four phases of the airport will be constructed by 2025 at the total cost of $12 billion. Photo Credit-IGA
Four phases of the airport will be constructed by 2025 at the total cost of $12 billion. Photo Credit-IGA
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