New Istanbul Airport begins flights to Moscow, Kuwait City

Istanbul, Turkey´s new airport has announced new flights were launched to Moscow and Kuwait City, the airport said.

The new airport opened on October 29 and has served 95,300 passengers through December 31, 2018, including 65,100 passengers on domestic flights and 30,200 on international flights.

IGI, the operator of the airport, reported that 718 flights, including 487 domestic flights and 231 international flights took place in the period.

In 1953, the Istanbul airport was opened for international flights for the first time, and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.