With a capacity of 150 million passengers annually, six runways, 228 passport control desks, and as the new home to Turkish Airlines, the airport will be the largest in the world when it reaches its full capacity of 200 million passengers per year.
The Name Controversy
With a soft opening at the end of October 2018 featuring flights to Central Asia, the airport will be simply named ''Istanbul Airport,'' a great relief after many heated debates on which colorful character in past or current history to name it after.
Be a Caterpillar
The airport will also feature futuristic cabin pods from Yotel. These capsules allow travelers to book either airport or domestic side mini-rooms in 4 hour increments, and include a bed, shower, various lighting arrangements for jet lag, Smart TV and charging station.
Dubai - Watch Out
Turkey hosted 31 million tourists in 2018, and Turkish Airlines flies to 110 countries. With the opening of the new airport, Istanbul places itself firmly on the global map as a major international hub for transportation.
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