The new Istanbul International Airport had its grand opening the other day to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The limited operations by Turkish Airlines from the airport started today.
Turkish Airlines is offering five times the status miles from ISL to the five destinations that are served from the airport through December 31, 2018.
You can access this offer on Turkish Airlines website here.
The eligible destinations from ISL are:
The new airport is almost on time (rarity for infrastructure projects of this size). The Turkish Airlines was supposed to switch its operations to the airport at the end of October but the scheduled switchover date is sometime at the end of the year and may change.
The old airport code if IST will move to the new airport once the operations at the Ataturk have come to an end but the name will change to Istanbul International (Ataturk gone).
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
The special offer is valid only for Economy Class and Business Class flights from/to Istanbul Airport between 31 October 2018 – 31 December 2018.
Miles&Smiles members will earn 5 x more Status Miles within the scope of the offer.
The flights, which are added to Miles&Smiles account until 31 December 2018, are included to the offer.
Extra Miles to be earned from the special offer will be added collectively to the account at the end of the offer.
The right of use cannot be transferred to third persons.
The offer is only valid for scheduled flights operated by Turkish Airlines. It is not valid for Turkish Airlines codeshare flights and Star Alliance partner airline flights.
Turkish Airlines reserves its legal rights against the parties concerned if a violation of the special offer terms and conditions is determined.
Turkish Airlines reserves the right to change the terms and conditions, definitions or other information, and to cancel the special offer at any time.