The first flights from Turkey’s new airport, scheduled to open on October 29, will be to North Cyprus (TRNC) and Azerbaijan, Anadolu News Agency has reported.
The airport will be the largest airport in the world. It will have six runways and will serve a 150 million passengers yearly. There will be the potential to handle 200 million annual passengers if required, in the future.
Istanbul’s Ataturk airport eventually will be remodelled into a park, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
During his recent visit to North Cyprus after his re-election, Erdogan said that Turkey wanted to double the TRNC’s national income per capita “by turning it into a centre of attraction in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
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