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The dawn of a new airport for Istanbul

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Yesterday (29 October 2018) marked the official opening of the new Istanbul Airport (IGA) which coincided with the Turkish Republic Day, a celebration of Turkish achievements. The new Istanbul’s airport is to become the "world’s largest airport" Once fully completed.

The new terminal boasts over 100 world renowned retail brands with over 39,000 m² of retail space featured in the departure area. Initially the airport will have 2 runways, which will rise to 6 during phased expansion of the airport. This is estimated to be completed around 2023.
 

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A selection of photos from Istanbul's new airport. Very impressive.

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The family member who sent me those photos said the airport is massive and she said the pictures don't do it any justice. She did however say she used a coat hook in the toilets and if fell off the back of the door in "true Turkish fashion", her words not mine.
 

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