Istanbul New Airport
On the 30/31 October 2018, the transition from the current Istanbul International, Ataturk (LTBA) to the New Istanbul Grand Airport (LTFM) is due to start. The change is planned to take place during a 48-hour period, with the New Airport operational from 0001Z on the 01 November 2018.
The IATA and ICAO codes of the new Airport have now been issued. Istanbul Grand will take the IATA code of the old Airport IST, with a new ICAO code of LTFM. Ataturk Airport will keep it’s old ICAO code of LTBA, but will be given the new IATA code of ISL.
For clarification, from the 01st November 0001Z the below will be the IATA/ICAO codes for the Istanbul Airports
Istanbul Grand = LTFM / IST
Istanbul Ataturk = LTBA / ISL
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen = LTFJ / SAW (unchanged)
All three airports in Istanbul (LTBA, LTFJ & LTFM) will remain operational for business aviation flights. However, please be advised that, CIP or General Aviation Terminals are not currently available at LTFM Airport. As a result we recommed to continue to plan GA/BA flights into LTBA or LTFJ for now, until these service do become available at LTFM.