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

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Old Oct 5, 18, 10:14 am
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TK operations from "Istanbul Airport" aka Istanbul New Airport (ISL/IST)

The full operational transfer from Atatürk airport to the new Istanbul airport will be postponed to 30/31 December according to IATA. TK will place 2 or 3 aircraft to test operations (largely domestic routes).

Üçüncü Havaliman?'n?n aç?l???nda gizli erteleme: Gerçek aç?l?? 31 Aral?k'ta | soL Haber Portal?
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Old Oct 5, 18, 10:18 am
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It's Ton that I feel sorry for - having his email and phone number plastered over the website....
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Old Oct 5, 18, 12:02 pm
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Whoa! We are ticketed to fly to IST on 27th Dec and back out about a week later. So looks like we'll be into Ataturk, out of New. If the New TK lounge isn't fully operational then I'll cry. If it is and we're amongst the first to use it then I won't cry!
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Old Oct 5, 18, 2:45 pm
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The headline on the linked article translates as:

"[Secret/disguised/hidden] postponement of the opening of the third airport: actual opening 31st December."

Article goes on to say that for one month after "soft" opening, only two or three THY on domestic routes will be operated.
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Old Oct 5, 18, 3:59 pm
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Glad to officially know my JFK-IST flight next month will be to Ataturk. Will be quite interesting to see which domestic routes they choose for testing purposes, quite a logistical headache I would imagine.
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Old Oct 11, 18, 7:02 am
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I see a few ex-ISL domestic flights were already loaded into the GDS'e. For now a single frequency per day:

1TK 2124 C4 D4 Z4 K4 J4 ISLESB 1110 1235 73H M 0 DCA /E
I4 R4 Y9 B9 M9 A9 H9 S9 O9 E9 Q9 T9 L9 V9 P9 W9 U9
F9 X9 N9 G0


1TK 2030 C4 D4 Z4 K4 J4 ISLADB 1555 1725 73H M 0 DCA /E
I4 R4 Y9 B9 M9 A9 H9 S9 O9 E9 Q9 T9 L9 V9 P9 W9 U0
F9 X9 N7 G0


1TK 2129 C4 D4 Z4 K4 J4 I4 ISLAYT 1340 1515 73H M 0 DCA /E
R4 Y9 B9 M9 A9 H9 S9 O9 E9 Q9 T9 L9 V9 P9 W9 U0 F9
X9 N7 G0
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Originally Posted by TPJ View Post
I see a few ex-ISL domestic flights were already loaded into the GDS'e. For now a single frequency per day:

1TK 2124 C4 D4 Z4 K4 J4 ISLESB 1110 1235 73H M 0 DCA /E
I4 R4 Y9 B9 M9 A9 H9 S9 O9 E9 Q9 T9 L9 V9 P9 W9 U9
F9 X9 N9 G0


1TK 2030 C4 D4 Z4 K4 J4 ISLADB 1555 1725 73H M 0 DCA /E
I4 R4 Y9 B9 M9 A9 H9 S9 O9 E9 Q9 T9 L9 V9 P9 W9 U0
F9 X9 N7 G0


1TK 2129 C4 D4 Z4 K4 J4 I4 ISLAYT 1340 1515 73H M 0 DCA /E
R4 Y9 B9 M9 A9 H9 S9 O9 E9 Q9 T9 L9 V9 P9 W9 U0 F9
X9 N7 G0
From what date?
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Old Oct 12, 18, 12:05 am
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TK2124 will depart from Istanbul New Airport (ISL) and land at Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) on Oct. 31. The flight to depart at 11:10 a.m. is expected to take approximately 45 minutes.Following the first flight on Oct. 31, daily flights have been scheduled from Istanbul New Airport until Dec. 30 to Baku Haydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan and Ercan International Airport in Northern Cyprus for international flights and Ankara, Antalya and Izmir airports for domestic flights.....
https://www.dailysabah.com/business/...ls-new-airport
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Old Oct 12, 18, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by starflyergold View Post
Sounds like that could result in some awkward (mis/mal)connections.
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..................and how are the unlucky few passengers on these flights going to get to town? There is no train. There is no bus, the "taxi cooperatif" most likely will not have any cars there, unless literally someone responsible is reading this very thread, and makes sure that some are there..........
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Originally Posted by ankomonkey View Post
From what date?
31 Oct as starflyergold correctly stated in his post.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 5:23 am
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..........and the TK announcement

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It's about time they said what is going to happen!
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..................and how are the unlucky few passengers on these flights going to get to town? There is no train. There is no bus, the "taxi cooperatif" most likely will not have any cars there, unless literally someone responsible is reading this very thread, and makes sure that some are there..........
Should be great for Ankara-Baku or Antalya-Ercan...

So what's with the lounge? Will be get to see some pictures?

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Old Oct 12, 18, 12:22 pm
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I think they have to actually finish building and furnish it first.
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