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Istanbul Airport - former Atatürk Airport

Flughafen İstanbul - Atatürk

Istanbul Airport (formerly Ataturk Airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTBA) (Turkish: Ataturk Uluslararası Havalimanı) is an international airport in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The airport was named after the founder and first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and is the largest in Turkey. Istanbul-Ataturk is located in the European part of the metropolis in the district of Yeşilköy, which is 24 km southwest of the city center. With almost 25 million passengers in 2008, the airport is one of the largest 40 airports worldwide.

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The airport was named after the founder and first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and is the largest in Turkey. Istanbul-Ataturk is located in the European part of the metropolis in the district of Yeşilköy, which is 24 km southwest of the city center. With almost 25 million passengers in 2008, the airport is one of the largest 40 airports worldwide.

Terminals

The airport has 3 terminals: an international (Terminal A), a national (Terminal B) and a freight terminal (Terminal C). The new international terminal was opened in 2001 after just two years of construction. It has a capacity of 20 million passengers a year and is built on an area of ​​over 250,000 m². It includes 224 check-in counters, 23 passenger boarding bridges, 11 baggage claim belts, 74 passport control counters and offers parking for 10,076 vehicles. The old international terminal was restructured into the national terminal for domestic flights, which offers more space for passengers. It has a capacity of 7.5 million passengers per year and is built on an area of ​​62,500 m². It contains 108 check-in counters, 9 passenger boarding bridges and 7 baggage claim belts. Both terminals are connected to each other to make it easier to change trains.

Airport move 2019 in Istanbul has been completed

The new "Istanbul Airport" is a prestigious project by President Erdogan. Now the large-scale move has been completed - and the old Airport Ataturk history.

The airlines' move from Ataturk Airport in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul to the new mega airport in the north of the city has been completed. This was confirmed by a spokeswoman for the operating company IGA. Ataturk Airport is now closed to passenger operations.

The move called "Big Bang" had started on Friday morning. Numerous roads from Ataturk Airport to "Istanbul Airport", which is almost 40 kilometers away, were closed in the meantime.

Transport links

There is a metro connection that leads directly to the airport. This runs into the city center in the European part to the Aksaray district, from where further metro and subway connections can be reached. The central bus station for long-distance traffic is also on the route.

Airport shuttle service: this service is operated by Havaş and runs every 30 minutes to the Bakırköy, Yenikapı, Aksaray, Taksim Square, hourly to Kozyatağı (on the Asian side) and the Akmerkez shopping center in the Etiler district.

The airport can be reached by car via the D100 city motorway and the TEM motorway (Trans-European Motorway).

City buses also take the airport to and from the airport every 5-10 minutes, but this is a slow alternative.

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