Istanbul Ataturk (IST) Airport Transitionting to Istanbul New Airport (ISL) from April 5 until April 7th

In the ongoing and constantly changing drama that is the closure of Istanbul Ataturk Airport (Airport code IST) and the transition to the New Istanbul Airport (airport code ISL) – there was an announcement made yesterday.

The summary goes like this:   If you have a flight on the 5th through the 7th of April to Istanbul through IST / Ataturk Airport, expect some changes or delays.

The details are like this:  the transition from the “old aiport” to the new airport will start at 3 am on April 5th.  It will last until 12 AM on April 7th.  During this time both airports will be partially functioning.    The old Ataturk IST Airport though will have much reduced capacity so delays may occur.

We recommend if you are traveling on these days, to plan ahead and track your flight and other flights with your airline online.  And prepare to be flexible.  It is a tricky task to transition one of the world’s busy airports.

More details are at the link below:


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