Flights start at Turkey’s new southeastern airport

Turkish Airlines (THY) starts daily flight from Turkey’s southeastern Yuksekova Airport

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkey’s new Yuksekova Airport is getting ready to welcome the first flight of Turkish Airlines (THY) on May 26, with tickets already sold out.

The foundation of the airport was laid in June 2010. However, the construction of the facility had fallen into abeyance due to attacks launched by the outlawed PKK.

On August 13, 2012, the PKK kidnapped 11 employees working on the construction of Yuksekova Airport in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, and burned 11 pieces of construction equipment.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as NATO and the EU, and is  mostly active in the southeastern provinces of Turkey.

Tickets for flights from Yuksekova airport are purchasable online as from May 26 on the THY website.

An approximate $45 million investment had been made in the building of the airport, officials had said. 

The official opening date of Yuksekova Airport still hasn’t been announced, but the airport is expected to launch an opening ceremony before the first flights on May 26.

TRTWorld and agencies