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Istanbul, Turkey: Airport Opening

Between 5-7 April 2019, all domestic and international passenger flights to and from Istanbul Ataturk Airport were transferred to the new Istanbul Airport. Both airports were scheduled to cease operations temporarily during this transition period, possibly resulting in flight delays and cancellations.

If you are set to travel from Istanbul Airport around this time, we recommend arriving well in advance of your flight’s scheduled departure time. We also recommend contacting your airline to confirm the status of your flights.

Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, on the Asian Side, will remain operational during this time.

New Zealanders in or heading to Turkey are advised to take this opportunity to update or register their travel on the SafeTravel website.

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