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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm

lightsaber wrote:
DABYT wrote:
LAXintl wrote:

As I asked before, has this happened? What is the departure rate looking like at the new airport?

Lightsaber



Still happening right now. At the moment TC-JIO (A330) is on its way... probably only about one minute left though...

Now followed by Atlas A321 TC-ATR...
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:43 pm

Looks like the first AtlasGlobal aircraft (TC-ATR A321) is on its way.

Also, Wouldn't it make sense to have a new thread for the move? This thread is full of old news and rumours.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:48 pm

dozerman wrote:
Looks like the first AtlasGlobal aircraft (TC-ATR A321) is on its way.

Also, Wouldn't it make sense to have a new thread for the move? This thread is full of old news and rumours.


Actually the Atlas turned left to SAW and is closely followed by an MNG Cargo TC MCZ....

You're right, best not to clog this thread given that there are going to be hundreds of movements (TK+Atlas+etc.).

So I'll stop. :)
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm

Based on what is in the air now, last arrival should be in about 3 hours although more can obviously take off.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:18 pm

Photos of current Atatürk departes hall.. I cant believe how empty it is.. This defintely made me little emotional. The last picture is TAV personel signing their leave papers. Will they get a new function with IGA or are left on the street without a new job?

http://www.haberair.com/haber/ataturk-h ... rafi/55848
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:42 pm

I just followed a TK A320 doing its short ferry flight. Pretty nice weather here in Istanbul for this transfer. Good Luck to Istanbul's new airport :)
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:44 pm

Btw how do the current arrival pax at IST connect to other flights who moved to the new airport? They stay overnight in a hotel and take their connection flight a day later from ISL?
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 pm

HeyTK wrote:
Btw how do the current arrival pax at IST connect to other flights who moved to the new airport? They stay overnight in a hotel and take their connection flight a day later from ISL?

There won't be any departing flights until tomorrow afternoon, so no connecting pax for today. TK has been offering free rebookings or refunds for the affected passengers.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:10 pm

Tgere is odd flight from PEK, TK21 currently in the air. It will have to land somewhere during the middle of the flight hiatus.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:42 pm

 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:14 pm

I think this is the last flight planned to land at Ataturk

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tk2637
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:18 pm

It was supposed to be Singapore but it doesnt show a flight on april 5 on FR24 strangely..
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 pm

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It was supposed to be Singapore but it doesnt show a flight on april 5 on FR24 strangely..


The flight Solidus is mentioning is the last arriving passenger flight. TK54 to Singapore is the last flight to depart. You can find that here: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tk54
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:23 pm

HeyTK wrote:
It was supposed to be Singapore but it doesnt show a flight on april 5 on FR24 strangely..


Check here

http://www.ataturkairport.com/flightInf ... anguage=EN
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:25 pm

06.04.2019 01:50 01:50 TK 160 IST-ATATURK ANTANANARIVO GATE CLOSED
06.04.2019 01:50 01:50 TK 748 IST-ATATURK MAHE ISLAND GATE CLOSED
06.04.2019 01:55 01:55 TK 044 IST-ATATURK CAPE TOWN LAST CALL
06.04.2019 02:00 02:00 BI 3609 IST-ATATURK SINGAPORE COUNTER OPEN
06.04.2019 02:00 02:00 SQ 6266 IST-ATATURK SINGAPORE COUNTER OPEN
06.04.2019 02:00 02:00 TK 054 IST-ATATURK SINGAPORE GO TO GATE
06.04.2019 02:00 02:00 TK 168 IST-ATATURK HANOI LAST CALL
06.04.2019 02:00 02:00 GA 9095 IST-ATATURK JAKARTA COUNTER OPEN
06.04.2019 02:00 02:00 TK 056 IST-ATATURK JAKARTA LAST CALL
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 pm

TK2637 is landed! Last arrival!
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:03 pm

Good luck, Bon voyage and many happy returns! Looking forward to 2 May when I’ll lose my IST(L) virginity:-)
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:05 pm

Interesting finding. Airport website for old airport is down now.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:15 pm

One of the lasts flights leaving Ataturk, TK90 to Seoul took this last sweet picture together

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Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:53 pm

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The last passenger flight from Ataturk airport has departed. It really is the end of an era.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:03 am

TK54 leaving

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Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:17 am

I watched some of the last flights and the ferry flights leaving from FlyInn shopping centre next to the runway. After we went over to the international terminal. In departures they were already switching off equipment and carrying it out to trucks parked outside, some of the cafes were still open but the seats and tables were being carried off. The ATM's were being unplugged and removed one by one. Arrivals was a funny scene where it was as busy as ever with a crowd of people waiting for their relatives, whilst right behind them a Simit Sarayi (cafe) was being demolished.

The departure boards looked really strange because with every flight that took off, the list of departures got shorter and shorter until there was only one page and three empty black screens. The main departure board was particularly ironic because there was a photo of Ataturk there in the middle between the 4 screens and he seemed to be looking to the left, at the list of departing flights which was getting shorter and shorter. A lot of the staff were taking photos there and quite a few people appeared tearful. It made me think about those who were losing their jobs or that decided not to go to work at the new airport. For a lot of people this would be their last day working at the airport. We saw someone who I think was probably the airport direct who walked around and everyone clapped as he left the building.

Afterwards I saw on TV that the last flight, TK54 to Singapore, was given its departure clearance by a politician in Turkish.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:24 am

Flight radar 24 has switched the incoming flights to ISL code. Flights from BAH and DXB have switched over to the new airport
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:21 am

Solidus wrote:
HeyTK wrote:
It was supposed to be Singapore but it doesnt show a flight on april 5 on FR24 strangely..


Check here

http://www.ataturkairport.com/flightInf ... anguage=EN



Website is out or wiped out.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 am

When airlines move to new airports don’t they usually just buy new equipments?
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:35 am

dozerman wrote:
jsfr wrote:
What are they doing with their 737Max's? Are they parked at Ataturk?


The entire MAX fleet was already ferried to the new airport after the grounding.


I read that the move was to be completed 3 hours ahead of schedule. I think the grounding of the MAXs may have factored into this. Less a/c to move.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:14 am

Saturday morning, still lots of ferry flights happening (four right now) but see all the incomings going to ISL... This must be good for new pilots to get their cycles/hours logged.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:20 am

aldrigsomandre wrote:
dozerman wrote:
jsfr wrote:
What are they doing with their 737Max's? Are they parked at Ataturk?


The entire MAX fleet was already ferried to the new airport after the grounding.


I read that the move was to be completed 3 hours ahead of schedule. I think the grounding of the MAXs may have factored into this. Less a/c to move.


I don’t know where you read that but that’s just wrong. There are still ferry flights being carried out, and equipment is being transported by trucks. Ferry will continue until about noon local time according to the schedule in post #427.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am

thekorean wrote:
When airlines move to new airports don’t they usually just buy new equipments?


Why would they want to pay 50k-200k per item for a new passenger bus/airstairs/container loader etc when they can just put what they already have on a truck and move it to its new location. Even if they bought new, they'd still have to transport it. We're talking about all of the machines you see moving about at an airport, not the old computers and scanners etc inside the airport which will probably just be auctioned off or used elsewhere.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:13 am

TK73 suddenly landed in Ataturk at 6:03 although 4-5 hours before it was planned to be diverted to ISL.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:30 am

A321Lufthansa wrote:
TK73 suddenly landed in Ataturk at 6:03 although 4-5 hours before it was planned to be diverted to ISL.


TK73 landed at ISL and is parked there
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:46 am

At 1042UTC Planefinder shows B777 TC-LJC THY2295 is doing a go around/flypast at the new airport after departing the old airport
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:51 am

It was probably burning fuel, now it is approaching the runway to land.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:08 am

It looks like the last ferry flight, TK2295 (a 777), just did a low flyover of the airport and then flew all the way along the Bosphorous and the black sea coast at low altitude then it did a flyover of the new airport before landing there.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:39 am

TK1833 to Paris just left the New Airport with the IST code. But for some reason the Ankara flight that departed right after still shows ISL - N/A on FR24.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:09 pm

Seems to be a radar gap on my FR24 app, only shows flights path from the sea, same on flights going in. The track stops at the perimeter.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:27 pm

I am usually excited about a new airport opening, but I will have a hard time looking at this one ever the same after the news of poor working conditions,
hundreds of arrests, and dozens of deaths in its construction.

https://airport.nridigital.com/air_feb1 ... bour_force

“An electric mains board exploded, and many people fell from heights during high winds we shouldn’t have been working in.”

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019 ... n-45-hours
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:44 pm

Who is the first foreign Airline to arrive at the New Airport?

Onur Air Q8151 and Q113 are doing a parallel landing! :)

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Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:37 pm

How many runways, boarding gates, boarding gates with jet bridges and parking stands does it have?
 
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Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:40 pm

Video of the new airport by Sam Chui

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-_-qa7DtW4

Looks amazing!
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:40 pm

After midnight the airport will open for all airlines. Oman Air 787-9 WY165 is already approaching, I think it will be the first foreign aircraft to land.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm

dozerman wrote:
After midnight the airport will open for all airlines. Oman Air 787-9 WY165 is already approaching, I think it will be the first foreign aircraft to land.

WY165 had a go around! Hopefully this is not a bad sign. Approaching second time now.

FR24 coverage around IGA is poor. Someone has to install an ADS-B receiver and link it to FR24.
The future is in the skies.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:18 pm

Oman Air landed
 
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Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:30 pm

Video of tarmac and terminal areas of new airport taken from a helicopter with dozens of TK planes lined up.

Quite a sght

https://twitter.com/yhyustun/status/111 ... 02016?s=12
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:36 pm

How is this move going? I heard from someone that TK cancelled their flight to Atlanta today and didnt make any alternate arrangements at all.
 
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Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:39 pm

RAM 789 also did a go-around. Strange...
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:40 pm

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How is this move going? I heard from someone that TK cancelled their flight to Atlanta today and didnt make any alternate arrangements at all.


There was information earlier about ongoing approval by authorities for USA flights. I do not know if airport passed or only planned inspection.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:44 pm

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RAM 789 also did a go-around. Strange...


Did you mistype flight number? There is completely different flight found on https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM789
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Solidus wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
How is this move going? I heard from someone that TK cancelled their flight to Atlanta today and didnt make any alternate arrangements at all.


There was information earlier about ongoing approval by authorities for USA flights. I do not know if airport passed or only planned inspection.


TK5 to Chicago has departed from the new airport and is already in US airspace. https://fr24.com/THY5/20103790
They probably have some preliminary arrangement with the US authorities until they have the approval, if they didn't get approved yet.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:59 pm

Solidus wrote:
stylo777 wrote:
RAM 789 also did a go-around. Strange...


Did you mistype flight number? There is completely different flight found on https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM789

sorry, wanted to say Royal Air Maroc B787-900.. flight number was AT910
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 0#20111740

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