Uzbekistan Airways transfers its flights to the Istanbul New Airport
The airline has announced that it stops flights to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, and all 10 flights scheduled for April 5 and 6 are canceled, because these days the Turkish aviation authorities officially put the new airport into operation for most international flights, and Ataturk Airport will be closed.
In particular, the air carrier informs about the cancellation of the following flights:
April 5, 2019 canceled HY271 / 272, HY273 / 274, HY275 / 276;
April 6, 2019 canceled HY271 / 272, HY273 / 274.
In its press release, the airline notes that Uzbekistan Airways provides passengers with air tickets for specified flights the opportunity to refund or change the departure date without fines within the air tickets validity period. Rebooking of partially used air tickets is possible at the place of their purchase, at Uzbekistan Airways representative offices abroad or at the Uzbekistan Airways main sales office.
Air carrier has also warned that in order to avoid delays on flights and timely check-in and all pre-flight formalities, passengers should arrive at the Istanbul new airport no less than three hours before the scheduled departure time.
Istanbul New Airport is located 35 kilometers north of the city center.
It was built because the two existing airports Ataturk and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen are now inside the city borders and cannot be reconstructed to cope with growing demand.
Istanbul New Airport is conceived as the world largest and will be able to serve about 150 million passengers annually (with an expansion of up to 200 million) - more than all three Paris airports combined.
The new airport will be able to serve over 180 destinations, both external and internal.
After completion of all stages of construction, Istanbul New Airport will have six runways, parking for 500 aircraft, as well as open and closed parking for 70 thousand cars.
It would be able to serve up to 45 take-offs and landings at the same time.
Istanbul New Airport opened last fall. Until now, Turkish Airlines has flown out of it to Ankara, Antalya, Baku, Izmir, Northern Nicosia, Adana and Trabzon.
It was originally planned that the majority of international flights to Istanbul will be transferred to the end, but later the date moved to April.
From April 7, Turkish Airlines also flies to Tashkent and Samarkand and back from the new airport.
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