Turkish Airlines’ mammoth move from Istanbul Atatürk Airport beginsChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 5, 2019
Turkish Airlines embarked on a mammoth logistical operation on April 5, moving from its old base at Atatürk Airport to the newly built Istanbul Airport.
Turkey 10,000 pieces of equipment weighing 47,000 tons were tagged piece by piece
“10,000 pieces of equipment weighing 47,000 tons were tagged piece by piece,” it said on its official Twitter account.
Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi also discussed the move on Twitter.
“#BüyükGöç is being followed step by step. We are able to monitor all transportation processes instantaneously with the software developed by our transportation company Arkas,” he said.
The national flag carrier also announced that due to the relocation, there will be no flights from Atatürk Airport as of 2 a.m. April 6 (2300 GMT).
There will be a period of 12 hours during which there will be no commercial passenger flights from both Atatürk and Istanbul airports until the first flight from the new airport to Ankara on April 6 at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT).
During the relocation between the two airports, major roads in the city will be closed to traffic to ensure a secure operation. ■