Istanbul opens mega-airport set to be world’s busiest


Turkey’s newest airport, planned to be the world’s largest, has been officially opened in Istanbul.

Istanbul Airport will be capable of handling up to 90 million passengers by 2021, with further expansion leading to a total capacity of up to 200 million.

That would be almost double the capacity of the world’s busiest airport last year, Atlanta.

But the airport has not been without controversy – at least 30 workers have died during its construction.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially opened the airport on Monday to coincide with the 95th anniversary of modern Turkey’s foundation, and the associated public holiday, Republic Day.


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