Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 4:38 PM

The new Istanbul Airport welcomed its first flights on 31 October, with Turkish Airlines starting services to Ankara and Ercan (Cyprus). Cutting the ceremonial ribbon to launch the first flights were: Mehmet Akif Konar, CCO, Turkish Airlines (centre)); Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines; Bahri Kesici Acting Director General of Civil Aviation in Turkey; and Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of IGA.

As the airport is becoming fully operational, national flag carrier Turkish Airlines is adding more routes to the airport’s network. Bilal Ekşi, General Manager of Turkish Airlines, took to Twitter to announce new international and domestic destinations. Passengers can now travel to Moscow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Ashgabat, Tbilisi, Cyprus, Kuwait and Baku. The new domestic routes include Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Trabzon, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Kayseri and Hatay. As a result, Istanbul Airport now has a total of 18 domestic and international connections.

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