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There are 55 amazing airports in Turkey. Turkey's main airports are Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport where most of the international traffic arrive. The new airport is under construction, to be the largest in the world. The operation of Turkey's airports and the organization and control of the air traffic in Turkey's airspace are handled by the General Directorate of the State Airports Authority of Turkey (DHMI).


Istanbul Airport:

Airport Name: Istanbul International Airport



Location: Arnavutköy, Istanbul Turkey

Time Zone: TRT Turkey Time (UTC+3)


The main and new international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey; added to the two already existing airports of Istanbul (Ataturk Airport & Sabiha International Airport). The Aviation hub has undertaken all the Ataturk Airport’s passenger flights from 2018 and is expected to host over 200 million passengers by 2025. With over 300 destinations, 600 thousand flights (domestic & International), and 291 shops, the Turkish Airline is considered to be Turkey’s success story with a duty-free area known to be one of the largest (if not the largest) in the world.


Atatürk Airport:

Airport Name: Atatürk Airport 

IATA Code: ISL, 


Location: Bakırköy/ Istanbul Turkey

Time Zone: TRT Turkey Time (UTC+3)


Atatürk Airport Is a common aviation and cargo airport in Istanbul. It used to be an international traveler center and closed to commercial traveler flights on 6 April 2019 when all flights were exchanged to the new Istanbul Airport.


Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport:

Airport Name: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport



Location: Sanayi, Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey 

Time Zone: TRT Turkey Time (UTC+3)


Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW), located on the Asian side of Istanbul, served over 35.5 million passengers in 2019 and today, ranked as the second busiest airport in Turkey and 13th busiest airport in Europe. It is also the world's busiest single runway and single terminal airport. Over the last 10 years, SAW experienced over 900% increase in its direct connectivity. As the city airport of Istanbul, SAW is easily accessible by major highways, roads and public transport. Within the 2 hours’ catchment area, SAW is capable of serving over 22 million people.


Adnan Menderes Airport:

Airport Name: Adnan Menderes Airport



Location: Dokuz Eylül, Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey

Time Zone: TRT Turkey Time (UTC+3)


Adnan Menderes Airport is an international airport serving İzmir and most of the surrounding province in Turkey. It is named after former Turkish prime minister Adnan Menderes. Total passenger traffic grew 7% in 2014, handling 10.9 million passengers.


Antalya International Airport:

Airport Name: Antalya International Airport

IATA Code: ADB  


Location: Antalya, Turkey

Time Zone: TRT Turkey Time (UTC+3)


It is an international airport located 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the city center of Antalya, Turkey. It is a major destination during the European summer leisure season due to its location at the country's Mediterranean coast. It handled 18,741,659 passengers in 2016, making it the third-busiest airport in Turkey. The airport has two international terminals and one domestic terminal. Antalya is one of the major airports in the Southwest of Turkey, the others being Bodrum and Dalaman.