The new Istanbul airport in Turkey, a monstrosity which could become one of the busiest airports in the world, has already missed several opening dates. Now, according to one article and their sources, it appears that the airport’s official opening could be delayed yet again.
New, Mega Istanbul Airport Opening Delayed Again?
After it missed its last opening date of December 31, the date of March 3 was set for the grand opening (they have been flying several commercial flights to some destinations over the past few months). However, it appears that there may be some issues that could push the official opening off until April of this year.
Security Concerns + Politics
According to this article, this may have to do with the combination of security concerns regarding three airports operating in the same city and elections on March 31. In the same article, it mentions that there are other issues with contractors ditching the project.
On this website, they say that the new date of the opening would be either April 2 or April 7. It is unclear who the request actually came from for yet another delay in the opening.
Oh well, good thing I did not book any flights for this next opening date! 🙂
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