The “Istanbul New Airport,” as it is currently referred to, will be the third international airport built in Istanbul, due to lack of capacity in the existing airports. The project, which broke ground in 2014, is made up of four construction stages.
The first phase aims to serve 90 million passengers per year. After all stages are complete, Turkish Airlines’ ambitious expansion plans will tip the iceberg making this the largest airport in the world, upsizing it for an expected annual capacity of 150 million passengers.
The airport will uniquely feature one single terminal, appropriately named Terminal 1, with close to 1 million square meters of floor space that will include a range of retail shopping outlets. The large expansive roof covering the massive floorspace will be architecturally breathtaking and an engineering marvel. The open concept of this airport plan offers a truly modern airport experience for the new millennium.