Istanbul – The new airport in Istanbul has room for the Airbus’s superjumbo. When all work is done, fifteen Airbus A380 will be able to park at the same time. Turkish Airlines is mentioned as one of the airlines that can benefit from it.
At the current Airport (Ataturk) in Istanbul, there is no room for the Airbus A380. But there is no such problem at the new Istanbul Airport, which partly opened its doors this week on October 29.
The goal of the Turkish government is to make the new airport the largest and most important airport in the world with a capacity of 200 million passengers per year.
Turkish Airlines has been mentioned more often in recent years as a possible candidate to order the Airbus A380. Until now, it did not happen, and the orders of the Turkish flag carrier have weighed in favor of twin-engine widebody aircraft like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787.
The airline, which already has the largest network in the world, is given enough room at Istanbul Airport to expand its network. The management does not want to comment on whether or not the A380 is included in the future plans of the airline.
Besides Turkish, there are other airlines that could come to Istanbul with the A380, including Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. They now fly to Ataturk with the Boeing 777 and 787.