ISTANBUL, Turkey -- An international terminal opened at Ataturk
Airport here after a major two-year upgrade.
The 18-gate terminal can accommodate up to 30 planes loading and
off-loading passengers simultaneously and will be able to serve 15
million passengers annually.
Major improvements include 160 check-in counters that can
process one passenger every 90 seconds as well as baggage handling
capacity of 10,000 bags per hour.
The terminal has been built to withstand earthquakes of up to
magnitude 8.5 on the Richter scale. Ataturk Airport is located 15
miles southwest of Istanbul.
From the U.S., Turkish Airlines flies nonstop from New York,
Chicago and Miami.Delta Air Lines offers nonstop flights five times
weekly, increasing to daily service on March 3.
Phone: (800) 874-8875
Delta Air Lines
Phone: (800) 221-1212