Istanbul's New Airport: Majestic Architecture

Published October 31st, 2018 - 08:39 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 29, 2018 opened with fanfare Istanbul's new international airport, which his government says will eventually become the world's largest.

Over 50 foreign dignitaries from at least 18 countries attended the ceremony.

Istanbul Airport is the biggest airport worldwide. The airport is build upon 76,5 square kilometers and is located 35 kilometers northwest of Istanbul.

Built by a consortium of five contractors will provide over 26 billion euros ($30.65 billion) of revenue to the government.

With the remaining phases to be completed by 2023, the airport is to sport six separate runways with a capacity of 500 aircraft, an annual 200 million passengers and open and closed carparks for 70,000 cars.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is displayed on a giant screen during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is displayed on a giant screen during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3rdL) attends the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018.
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3rdL) attends the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP

People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish BULENT KILIC / AFP

Air hostesses walk during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Air hostesses walk during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Visitors are seen taking a break in the new airport building during a press tour of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 25, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Visitors are seen taking a break in the new airport building during a press tour of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 25, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP

People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish 
BULENT KILIC / AF

People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish BULENT KILIC / AF

Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul (Twitter)

Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul (Twitter)

Hostes and workers are seen during the opening ceremony of the new airport building during a opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Hostes and workers are seen during the opening ceremony of the new airport building during a opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)

Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)

Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)

Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is displayed on a giant screen during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3rdL) attends the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018.
BULENT KILIC / AFP
People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Air hostesses walk during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Visitors are seen taking a break in the new airport building during a press tour of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 25, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish 
BULENT KILIC / AF
Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul (Twitter)
Hostes and workers are seen during the opening ceremony of the new airport building during a opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)
Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is displayed on a giant screen during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is displayed on a giant screen during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3rdL) attends the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018.
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3rdL) attends the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP
People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish BULENT KILIC / AFP
Air hostesses walk during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Air hostesses walk during the opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP
Visitors are seen taking a break in the new airport building during a press tour of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 25, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Visitors are seen taking a break in the new airport building during a press tour of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 25, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP
People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish 
BULENT KILIC / AF
People attend the opening ceremony of Istanbul's new international airport, in the Arnavutkoy district, on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. Turkish BULENT KILIC / AF
Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul (Twitter)
Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul (Twitter)
Hostes and workers are seen during the opening ceremony of the new airport building during a opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP
Hostes and workers are seen during the opening ceremony of the new airport building during a opening ceremony of Istanbul's third airport, the Istanbul New Airport, in the Arnavutkoy district on the European side of Istanbul on October 29, 2018. BULENT KILIC / AFP
Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)
Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)
Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)
Istanbul Airport, the biggest airport worldwide opens its doors for passengers (Twitter)