Istanbul New Airport set to open 3 March

Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to become fully operational on 3 March 2019 following some initial delays.

The huge airport partially opened on 29 October 2018, but this year will see it take over all commercial flights from the current Ataturk Airport.

Unofficially know as Istanbul New Airport (officially Istanbul Airport), it plans to handle up to 90 million annual passengers, eventually expanding to a capacity of 200 million, making it one of the largest airports in the world.

UPDATED – Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper reports that the opening is now scheduled for 7 April.