Turkish Airlines embarked on a mammoth logistical operation on Friday, moving from its old base at Ataturk Airport to the newly built Istanbul Airport.
The airline described the operation as “The Great Move” [Buyuk Goc in Turkish], which is expected to last 45 hours and involve 707 trucks and 800 personnel.
“10,000 pieces of equipment weighing 47,000 tons were tagged piece by piece”, it said on its official Twitter account.
“BuyukGoc is being followed step by step. We are able to monitor all transportation processes instantaneously with the software developed by our transportation company Arkas”, it said.
The national flag carrier also announced that due to the relocation, there will be no flights from Ataturk Airport as of 23.00 GMT on Saturday.