The first phase of the Istanbul Airport, which is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the Turkish Republic, opened for service on October 29, 2018; since April 6th 2019, the airport is operational with all units and at full capacity. Covering an area of 76,5 million square meters, the new airport serves as a global hub between Asia, Africa and Europe.
Istanbul Airport has been honored with one of Global Traveler’s Leisure Lifestyle awards in the ‘Outstanding Innovation’ category. The publication, which is among the most prestigious in the global tourism sector, picked Istanbul Airport for its ‘Special Achievement Award’ . Once all phases of the airport are operational, the facility is expected to achieve a capacity of 200 million passengers.