Istanbul New Airport nears opening

This item appears on page 4 of the April 2018 issue.

The Istanbul New Airport (IST) — an $11 billion project that will include the largest airport terminal in the world, capable of serving 150 million passengers annually (60 million more than Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) — is scheduled to open in October 2018. The airport will include improved internal and external security measures.

The airport is located 22 miles northwest of the city and, when complete, will take over international air traffic (and the IATA airport code) from Atatürk Airport.