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Last Updated : Apr 12, 2019 10:32 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

This airport, built at a cost of Rs 83,000 crore, will be the world's biggest by 2025

The new Istanbul Airport began full-scale operations on April 6, replacing Istanbul Ataturk as the Turkish city's international airport.

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Turkey's new Istanbul Airport began full-scale 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). (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)
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Turkey's new Istanbul Airport began full-scale 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). (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)

The switching process began on April 5, and operations at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport ceased on Saturday. Most of the transfer process was done within 24 hours. (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)
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The switching process began on April 5, and operations at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport ceased on Saturday. Most of the transfer process was done within 24 hours. (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)

The new airport will help Turkish Airlines, the country's flag carrier, to expand its operations. (Image: Istanbul Airport website)
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The new airport will help Turkish Airlines, the country's flag carrier, to expand its operations. (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)

The airport was inaugurated almost six months ago, but it was handling less than 20 flights a day. (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)
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The airport was inaugurated almost six months ago, but it was handling less than 20 flights a day. (Image: Istanbul Airport's website)

Currently, the airport can handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. (Image: Reuters)
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Currently, the airport can handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. (Image: Reuters)

At the total cost of $12 billion, by 2025, four phases will be constructed. (People having food at the food court in the airport. Image: Istanbul Airport's Twitter handle)
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At the total cost of $12 billion, by 2025, four phases will be constructed. (People having food at the food court in the airport. Image: Istanbul Airport's Twitter handle)

The first flight from Istanbul Airport after the switch was a Turkish Airlines flight to Ankara, the country's capital. Once completely operational it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. (Image: Istanbul Airport's Twitter handle)
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The first flight from Istanbul Airport after the switch was a Turkish Airlines flight to Ankara, the country's capital. Once completely operational it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. (Image: Istanbul Airport's Twitter handle)

First Published on Apr 11, 2019 04:56 pm
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