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The New Istanbul Airport..The World Biggest Airport!

The New Istanbul Airport is one of the mega projects in 2020, besides being the largest in Europe.

Istanbul Airport also considered as the World Biggest Airport is the 3rd airport of the Istanbul city and is a huge achievement of the Turkish Government. Added to the two already existing airports of Istanbul (Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport), the new aviation hub has undertaken all the Ataturk Airport’s passenger flights from 10/29/18 and is expected to host more than 200 million passengers by 2025.

You may want to read this Mega project in Turkey Explained, Vision to 2023.  

Where is the New Istanbul Airport (IST)?

New Istanbul Airport (IST) is in the northeastern part of Istanbul, in the Arnavutkoy district, close to the Black Sea coast. Average distance from the New Istanbul Airport to major Istanbul city center districts is about 45 km.

The total cost of the airport is 25,6 billion euros. Yearly passenger capacity is 150 million. With the biggest tender in Turkey’s history, they aim to be the most important hub in the World.

Distances to Major Districts & Neighborhoods

Avcilar 53 km., Ataturk Airport 40 km., Bakirkoy 42 km., Besiktas 41 km., Eminonu 40 km., Galata 38 km., Kadikoy 52 km., Kavacik 42 km., Levent 36 km., Maslak 35 km., Sabiha Gokcen Airport 85 km., Pendik 87 km., SISli 37 km., Sultanahmet 45 km., Ortakoy 41 km., Taksim 40 km. and Uskudar 45 km.

How many terminals does Istanbul Airport have?

Currently, Istanbul Airport has only one major terminal. However, in the long term, three more terminals, possibly smaller, are planned to be added to the airport complex.

Is Istanbul’s new airport the biggest in the world?

The new Istanbul Airport is operational over one year, having served over 40 million passengers. In its ultimate phase, approximately by 2025, the airport will handle up to 200 million passengers annually, becoming the biggest airport worldwide in terms of passenger traffic.

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