The Istanbul Airport started serving international and domestic flights on Saturday after its mega move.
Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines dispatched its first flight to capital Ankara at 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT).
Ilker Ayci, chairman of Turkish Airlines, said in a statement: "Today in our new home, we open the doors of a new adventure and fly to our capital once again for our first flight."
On Friday, the big switch from Ataturk Airport to the new Istanbul airport began.
The first phase of the airport with an annual capacity of 90 million passengers officially opened last October.
After its completion, the airport will serve 250 aviation companies worldwide with daily 2,000 plane landing and taking off capacity.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.