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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 16 November 2018

Inside Istanbul's giant $12 billion airport - in pictures

First phase of massive project due to open at the end of October, 2018

Billed as the world's largest, construction continues around the clock on Turkey's new $12 billion airport.

The official opening of the first phase - two runways and a terminal that can handle 90 million passengers a year - is due to take place on October 29.

Once all four phases of construction are completed, scheduled for 2025, the airport will service 100 airlines, flying to more than 350 destinations. It will have an estimated annual passenger capacity of 200 million making it the biggest air travel hub in Europe and one of the largest airports in the world.

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