Tag: Istanbul

Officially: Istanbul New Airport Ready to Become World’s Busiest

Reading Time: 1 minute On Monday, Istanbul Airport officially opened its doors to travellers with two runways, stretching 3,750 and 4,100 meters long, going into service. Once fully completed, it is expected to become world’s largest airport. It is projected to handle up to 90 million passengers by 2021, with further growth plans up to 200 million. For the comparison, […]

Tail Strike Indication on Departure in Istanbul

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900,  performing flight from Istanbul  to Niamey , departed Istanbul’s runway 35R, the crew however received a tail strike indication, stopped the climb at 7000 feet, burned off fuel and returned to Istanbul for a safe landing on runway 35R about 2:40 hours after departure. The aircraft is being examined, a replacement […]

Private Jet Crashes Istanbul’s Main Airport, Bursts Into Flame

Reading Time: 2 minutes A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames Thursday while making an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said. The incident forced the temporary closure of Ataturk International Airport and while it later reopened passengers were still experiencing delays. Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said the Cessna Citation plane […]

Qatar Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Istanbul

Reading Time: 1 minute A Qatar Airways passenger plane en route from Istanbul to Doha had to make an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Thursday. Qatar Airways Flight 240 was forced to make the emergency landing shortly after take-off due to a technical fault in its left engine, an airport official speaking anonymously told Anadolu Agency. After […]

Aeroflot Suspends Selling Tickets to Turkey

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Aeroflot flagship carrier suspends selling airline tickets to Istanbul and Antalya due to Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsiya’s ban on flight to Turkey. “Selling tickets will resume after the regulating authority – Rosaviatsiya – lifts the ban,” Aeroflot said on Wednesday. Tickets to flights from Turkey are sold in the regular mode, the company added. […]

UK CAA to Open EASA Part 66 Exam Centre in Istanbul

Reading Time: 1 minute On behalf of the UK CAA, CAAi is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence electronic examination centre in Istanbul. The first exams will be delivered on Thursday 22 September 2016 at British Side Language School, in Besiktas, Istanbul. This new exam service will give aircraft maintenance engineers in Istanbul and the […]

Phase 1A of World’s Largest Airport on Track For 2018 Opening

Reading Time: 2 minutes Plans are on schedule for the opening of what will ultimately become the world’s largest airport, in Istanbul, Turkey. Though located 22 miles from the city center, the location will be well served with a rail, metro and bus links. Currently, Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the hub for Turkish Airlines, is limited in passenger capacity owing to […]

Image Released of the Istanbul New Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become the iconic symbol of the new 10.2 billion euros ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport, which set to be opened in the spring of 2018. As part of an international competition to build the future air traffic control tower, the operating consortium IGA selected the […]