The first stage of IGA has a passenger capacity of 90 million. It is one of the most important aviation centers in the world with more than 300 flight destinations, 250 of which are international. Istanbul Airport, the first phase of which was opened on October 29, 2018, will serve 200 million passengers when completed.
Spread over an area of more than 76 million square metres, the first phase of the airport will serve 90 million passengers annually.
It will also be home to the world’s largest duty-free shopping complex. The 53,000 square-metre complex was built at a cost of $141 million (€120 million) and will consist of six sections, including luxury stores and bazaar concepts.
The third airport in the city will also be the world’s biggest project built from scratch upon completion.