Turkey, Economy

Turkish Airlines bids farewell to Ataturk Airport

Flag carrier conducts flight from Ataturk Airport for last time, it says in statement

Gökhan Ergöçün   | 06.04.2019
Turkish Airlines bids farewell to Ataturk Airport A passenger gets his passport and ticket checked at a boarding gate for Turkish Airlines' last flight to Singapore from Ataturk Airport, as Ataturk Airport is being moved to Istanbul Airport within “The Great Move”, in Istanbul, Turkey on April 06, 2019 ( Ahmet Bolat - Anadolu Agency )

ISTANBUL

Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines bid Istanbul's Ataturk Airport farewell with its last passenger flight from there, it said early Saturday. 

Ataturk Airport has been the hub and home for the carrier during the last 86 years, Turkish Airlines said in a written statement. 

The last passenger flight was scheduled to Singapore at 2 a.m. (0500GMT), it said.

"The flag carrier's TK54 Istanbul - Singapore flight has already become a memorable milestone in the history of Turkish Airlines," it added.

The carrier started its moving process to Istanbul Airport at 3 a.m. (0600GMT) on Friday.

Once the mega move to Istanbul Airport finished late Saturday, Turkish Airlines will conduct its first flight to the capital Ankara's Esenboga Airport.

Istanbul Airport, the “world's new hub,” officially opened on Oct. 29, 2018, the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.


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