Istanbul International Airport

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One of the largest and newest airports in the world is located in the European part of Istanbul, approximately 35 km away from the city. Since the opening in 2018, it has been serving flights of more than 70 airlines and is base for Turkish Airlines.

Due to the passenger flow increase in Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport, it became necessary to build a new airport in Istanbul. Their development and expansion were restricted for a range of reasons. The first stage of the construction of the Third Airport started in May 2015. It included the creation of terminal and necessary infrastructure of the airfield – 4 runways and a control tower.

The official opening ceremony was scheduled so as to coincide with the national fest of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in October 2018. New air harbor replaced former major Turkish Atatürk Airport. The first flight was TK 2124 from Ankara. Despite being put into operation, the final stage of construction of Istanbul New Airport is to be fully completed by 2025. According to project developers, a total annual passenger capacity after construction will be 200 million passengers.

Scheme of Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport territory is 76 km2. It comprises 6 the most modern runways, several freight terminals, and a general passenger terminal built by the Under One Roof principle. It is equipped with 77 jet bridges and divided into 5 separate galleries. International flights are served in A, B, D, F halls, and domestic flights in Gallery G. Halls C and E, used for international flights, are integrated into the main Terminal building.

VIP Lounges

A lot of business lounges and lounge areas are available in Istanbul New Airport. The majority of them belong to Turkish Airlines. The largest hall is the Turkish Business Lounge, which can serve 750 Turkish Airlines Business Class and Star Alliance passengers at once. The entrance is outside E1 Gate. Also, passengers are offered Miles&Smiles, Turkish Exclusive Lounge, IGA Lounge, and Turkish Arrivals Lоunge. Passengers are provided with everything necessary to wait for their departure or transit in comfort. Except for business lounges, passengers can book Meet&Greet service that includes personal assistance during all airport experience.

Luggage Storage

Passengers are offered several luggage storage points. Standard luggage offices are located at Exits 8 and 14 on the Arrivals Floor. Signs Left Baggage will help to find them. On the Departures Floor at Exits 1 and 7, you will find lockers. All luggage storage facilities operate 24/7.

Istanbul Airport Parking

A parking complex with a total capacity of 40.000 vehicles is located at the square outside the Terminal. It provides 18,000 covered parking lots and 22,000 open parking spots. Entrance fee required. You can pay online or using Parkomat on site.

How to get to Istanbul Airport

There are several ways to get to the airport. Choose the best option for yourself.

The nearest metro to Istanbul Airport

Buses run from several Metro Stations to the airport. Private buses IST1 operate from Yenikapı Station of M2 (green) and M1 (red) Lines of Istanbul Metro. Buses IST7 depart from Kozyatağı Station of M4 (pink) Line. Public buses H2 run from Mecidiyeköy Station of M2 (green) Line. A straight Metro line to the airport is under construction and is scheduled to open at the end of 2020.

Buses to Istanbul Airport

You can get to Istanbul Airport from Taksim Square by private bus IST 19. Buses IST2 run from the Tüyap district to the airport. Otogar Bus Station is connected to the airport by IST 3 route. Public buses H3 depart from Halkalı district.

Taxi to Istanbul Airport

Individual transfer is the safest and most comfortable way to get from any Istanbul district to the airport. Many official companies offer their services in the arrangement of transportation at any time and at any type of vehicle. Also, a large online platform Uber provides its services in Istanbul.

Information about Istanbul airport

Address: Turkey, Istanbul

Longitude: 28.726826

Latitude: 41.269849

IATA code: IST

Website:

Phone number: +90 212 465 55 55, + 90 212 465 50 50

Local time: +3 GMT

ICAO code: LTBA

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Flight schedules to Istanbul airport

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FAQ

What month is the best time to plan a flight to Istanbul?

The cheapest tickets to Istanbul are in November.

How many days before a departure is the cheapest way to buy tickets to Istanbul?

It is most advantageous to buy flight tickets to Istanbul 1 day before departure.

On what day of the week are the cheapest flights to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to fly to Istanbul is on Tuesday, and the most expensive tickets are on Sunday.

How far is Istanbul from the center of Istanbul?

The distance from Istanbul to the center of Istanbul is 36 km.

How many flights are performed from Istanbul daily?

On average, Istanbul serves 93 flights per day.

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