Istanbul Airport, set to be world’s biggest, officially opens Apr 10, 2019 0 3814 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaTurkish Airlines has completed a huge exercise to transfer operations to Istanbul’s brand new airport over the weekend. The move to the vast new transport hub - simply called Istanbul Airport - began early on Friday.If later planned phases of construction are completed as scheduled, airport executives claim it will become the world’s largest airport — with an eventual capacity of 200 million passengers per year.“The Great Move is largely concluded. Turkish Airline’s transition to its new home, Istanbul Airport, is largely concluded with progress at 96 percent,” Turkish Airlines said in statement.Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M İlker Aycı said, “Currently the biggest airport project of the world, this enormous facility will be the home of the resounding local and global growth of Turkish Airlines in future while becoming the most important driving force behind our growth with its state- of- the- art physical capabilities and capacity.” “Successfully concluding its mission of being the home of our brand throughout our 86 years of history, saying farewell to Atatürk Airport was a highly saddening experience for us. However, our brand’s unstoppable growth and progress especially during the last 15 years forced us to make this decision to part ways. As Turkish Airlines became unable to fit its mold with its efficient growth performance, the need for a new home that will support its development and open its way with capacity and other physical capabilities was born,” he said. Ataturk Airport, which began operating commercially in 1953, will continue to operate as normal until the end of the year, during which more and more services will be transferred to the new facility. RELATED ARTICLES 120 new factories established after blockade: Minister Apr 10, 2019 0 1147 Now, you can check eligibility for permanent residency via MoI link Apr 10, 2019 0 3265 Qatar sees massive decline in crime rate Apr 10, 2019 0 1343 FM slams duplicity of some states on Libya Tribune News Network Doha Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani has condemned the countries and forces that are supporting the Haftar-led group in Libya in .. Sheikha Moza meets Ethiopian House Speaker Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, met with the Speaker of the Ethiopian House of Federation, HE Keria Ibrahim Ali, who is visiting Doha to take part in the 140th Inter-Parliamentary .. Qatari tourists to Turkey doubled in 2018 The number of Qatari visitors to Turkey nearly doubled to 96,327 in 2018, up from 48,764 in 2017, according to latest data released by the Turkish Consulate General Cultural and Tourism Office. The number of Qatari .. MME bans entry to Fuwairit beach THE two-kilometre stretch of Fuwairit Beach will be an exclusive zone for turtles for the next four months. In an effort to protect the environment and increase turtle population in Qatar, the Ministry of Municipality .. CMC calls for ban on inappropriate ads THE Central Municipal Council at its fortnightly meeting on Tuesday called for tightening control over commercial advertisements and banning those with inappropriate content. The issue was raised by two CMC members, ..