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TK operations from "Istanbul Airport" aka Istanbul New Airport (ISL/IST)

TK operations from "Istanbul Airport" aka Istanbul New Airport (ISL/IST)

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Please note that this thread discusses only TK operations from the new airport. There will be no discussion of the politics involved. These can take place in OMNI PR. Anyone interested in general issue surrounding the new airport may find these in the "Europe" forum. The usual FT rules apply.
For a general discussion about the airport, not related to TK, please visit: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/euro...er-thread.html
Lounge questions have now a dedicated thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/turk...2-lounges.html
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This is the list of all Istanbul Airport threads where you could find more details related to your question if it's discussed in one of the forums below.

TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread #1 - General Discussion ( YOU ARE HERE )
This is the thread that you could ask your questions about the airport related to Turkish Airlines which doesn't have a dedicated thread. For example questions about check-in desks, the Miniport service, fast-track security, care points, etc... could be asked here if they are directly or indirectly related to TK.
TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread #2 - Lounges
This is the thread dedicated for lounges and questions about the TK lounges at Istanbul Airport. Sleeping rooms in the lounge could be discussed in the third thread as it's mainly related to longer connections. Please do refer to the respective threads in the Europe forum for other contract lounges at Istanbul Airport and PriorityPass lounges.
TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread #3 - Stopover Hotel, Touristanbul, Sleeping Rooms
This is the thread for passengers booked a long connection. The thread has a guide that would give basic information about the free city tour, the stopover hotel option for eligible passengers as well as the sleeping rooms in the lounges in Istanbul Airport. For issues onlyrelated hotel suggestions refer to the Europe forum.
TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread #4 - Transferring/Transit at Istanbul Airport
This is the thread were you could ask your questions about any type of transfer at Istanbul Airport. Such as what to do within a xxx hour layover, or facilities at the transfer area directly related to transit issues. Also questions related to transfer security, immigration in single/seperate tickets could be discussed here. As well as what to do in case of misconnections. The transfer hotel where passengers could access by paying: YOTEL has a dedicated thread where you could find here.
TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread #5 - Miles&Smiles Card Pickup at Istanbul Airport
If you want to pickup your Miles&Smiles card in Istanbul Airport, please consult this thread where you would be able to find the locations of the card print points for Miles&Smiles members.

There are also threads not only related to the TK pax but to all passengers traveling from Istanbul Airport. These take place in the Europe forum.

Istanbul Airport Master Thread
For any question related to the airport instead of TK ( facilities, pay-to-use services not related to TK, transportation, rental car services, hotel services, non-TK lounges ) please consult this thread in the Europe forum. Also please discuss, Flightradar24 related ADS-B issues, delays related to the airport here, unless it's a direct TK issue.
PriorityPass Lounges in Istanbul Airport
There is no PriorityPass Lounges at Istanbul Airport at the moment. However, I would update this thread when there is an available lounge for PriorityPass at the airport.

I (ISTFlyer) have removed the FAQ's as they are now all answered in the respective WIKI sections of the respective forums.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 11:20 am
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Good that there are still showers at the M&S lounge for *G passengers, unlike SG.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
There would be an Executive Lounge that would open in an unspecified future date. The only thing we know is that passengers holding Elite Plus status and traveling in Business Class on TK would be eligible for this lounge.
If this is implemented as announced, crowding shouldn’t be much of a problem there. Footprint for the exclusive lounge looks pretty large on the airport map and there’s only so many E+ in business at the airport at the same time.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 5:52 pm
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how will tour istanbul be affected by move to new airport?
is their a new schedule/routing etc?
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Old Apr 1, 19, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by bryanwallace View Post
how will tour istanbul be affected by move to new airport?
is their a new schedule/routing etc?
You could find information about the new schedule and routing here;
There would be no tours until the 13th of April and the tours would continue on the 14th.

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Old Apr 2, 19, 1:02 am
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thanks-i saw that -but it doesnt say how the actual tours themselves will change(times/places to visit etc)
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Old Apr 2, 19, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by gr8pirate View Post


If this is implemented as announced, crowding shouldn’t be much of a problem there. Footprint for the exclusive lounge looks pretty large on the airport map and there’s only so many E+ in business at the airport at the same time.
Yeah..... I agree. Unless I'm very very wrong there won't be more than 10-20 E+ traveling in J around the same time would there?
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Old Apr 2, 19, 1:24 am
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Anybody know whether paid flights to ISL are crediting for a different distance than the old ones to IST?
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Old Apr 2, 19, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
Anybody know whether paid flights to ISL are crediting for a different distance than the old ones to IST?
I flew both ISL-CDG and CDG-IST last month and got credited the same amount of miles.
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Old Apr 2, 19, 3:36 am
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I have created a new thread for lounge discussions as we would probably have hundreds of posts and questions regarding the lounge.

TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread #2 - Lounges

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Old Apr 2, 19, 3:48 am
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Any updates on FAA certification of new Istanbul Airport and the effect on flights to US? Thanks!
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Old Apr 2, 19, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
I have created a new thread for lounge discussions as we would probably have hundreds of posts and questions regarding the lounge.

TK in Istanbul Airport: Thread
#2 - Lounges

Good idea. Any plans to move existing posts re new lounges to the new thread?
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by northsideguy View Post
Any updates on FAA certification of new Istanbul Airport and the effect on flights to US? Thanks!
Normally I was going to post this to the Istanbul Airport Master Thread; however, as you have asked this question here, I would continue the discussion here.

All international flights today ( 3rd of April ) and tomorrow ( 4th of April ) from Istanbul Airport are cancelled due to the movement. Only domestic operations would continue today and tomorrow.
The first flights from Istanbul Airport on the 6th of April ( after the movement ) are added to the flight information section of the Istanbul Airport website and mobile application.






So, you would ask me why did I share this?
Has anyone noticed that TK 11 to New York on this list? No. This flight hasn't added to the flight information section yet. However, tickets for this flight is still being sold on the Turkish Airlines website. This specific flight is the first scheduled flight from Istanbul Airport to the USA. So, if this flight is visible on the Istanbul Airport website, that means that everything would possibly go normal.


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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:36 pm
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This makes me feel that they have gone for the worst possible option.................keeping flights to the Americas from IST until they actually have and then pass inspections, and then they will spin it, and we all know exactly how they will spin it.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by hfly View Post
This makes me feel that they have gone for the worst possible option.................keeping flights to the Americas from IST until they actually have and then pass inspections, and then they will spin it, and we all know exactly how they will spin it.
TK9 shows as ‘to be moved to new airport’ in the app for me... I sure hope you are both wrong.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by gr8pirate View Post


TK9 shows as ‘to be moved to new airport’ in the app for me... I sure hope you are both wrong.
I have just updated the official Istanbul Airport application and when I enter the flight details section, only flights until the end of 4th of April are shown. If you have access to flight details of the flights on the 7th. Please share a screenshot of the application which would make the passengers flying to the USA take a deep breath.
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