New hub in Istanbul
German aviation under pressure
Turkey will be opening the doors to its new airport in Istanbul at the end of October. The airport capacity is such that it will be able to handle 90 million passengers a year – and even 200 million travelers in the final stage. By comparison, around 64.5 million passengers took off and landed in Frankfurt in 2017. The Turkish infrastructure policy aims to draw away transfer passengers also from EU airports.
Germany in focus
Turkish Airlines transports passengers to Istanbul from numerous EU cities in order to fly them from there to anywhere in the world. Germany is a particularly popular destination.