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08 November 2018 [17:00] - Today.Az
The first flight from the new Istanbul Airport to Baku has been carried out, the Turkish media reported Nov. 8.
The Istanbul-Baku flight from the Istanbul airport was operated at 09:30 (GMT + 3), the message says.
Starting from today, one flight from Istanbul Airport to Baku will be carried out daily, the media reported.
The opening ceremony of the new airport in Istanbul was held on October 29 and was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey Mehmet Cahit Turhan.
The Ataturk Airport in Istanbul will end operating flights at 00:00 (GMT +3) on Dec. 31. Beginning from 00:00 (GMT +3) on Dec. 31, all passenger and cargo flights will be operated from the third airport of Istanbul.
The first airport in Turkey was built in 1912 and was used for military purposes.
In 1953, Istanbul airport was opened for international flights for the first time, and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
The official exchange rate for November 8 is 5.3672 TL / USD.