New Istanbul airport

3 Oct 2018

Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to open on 29 October 2018, with flights transferred from Istanbul’s existing Ataturk airport. In the period around the scheduled opening, flight delays and cancellations may occur and traffic congestion around both airports is likely. Contact your airline or tour operator for the latest update. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey.

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