Istanbul New Airport


1.50/5 from 2 reviews
Istanbul, Turkey (IST)
www.igairport.com
Turkish Airlines

A brand new airport, which opened in April 2019, currently the new hub for Turkish Airlines. All flights from the former Ataturk airport have been transfered to Istanbul new airport.
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Pe***   3 months ago
I was too soon with my previous review. Things have gotten worse. In the new airport when transferring you are forced to take a long walk to go through security which wasn’t necessary in Ataturk but when you then do get to your gate your passport is checked twice by two people that are 1m apart from each other (???) and then you are directed to a table where your luggage is opened!!! By security personnel. I haven’t seen anything like this since I travelled to Venezuela over 10 years ago. How medieval!!! If traveling to the US avoid IST and Turkish Airlines!
Trip date
July 2019
Terminal
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Transit
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Pe***   3 months ago
New building but worse connection than the old Ataturk Airport. When you deplane ( I flew in from Belgium connecting to the US ) there is a sign international transfers but a person blocks your way and forces you to go up, walk 1 km the wrong way, go through security control and walk back for 1 km. I used to chose Turkish Airlines because in the old airport when connecting to the US you could just walk from gate to gate...apparently that is no longer the case. Shame! I will probably avoid this airport in future travels.
Trip date
July 2019
Overall experience
Transit process
Queueing times & Security process
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