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Istanbul (Ataturk) Airport, Turkey (IST) - Guide and Flight Details





Istanbul Ataturk airport location

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Flight information for Istanbul airport, Turkey, shown below



Istanbul Airport, otherwise known as Ataturk Airport, is located 15 Km West of Istanbul, western Turkey

International flight operations associated with this airport were planned to move to a new airport further east at the end of 2018 (taking the IST code with it), but this has now been postponed until March 2019.

Istanbul Ataturk airport has two passenger terminals, Domestic and International, the latter having opened in 2000.

To and From the Airport


The airport has metro train, bus and seabus connections.
Shuttle buses run between the airport and Istanbul every half hour through the day, having a journey time of approximately 40 minutes.
Sea buses are also available.
Taxis into Istanbul are likely to cost around 55 Lira (approximately 14 Pounds)

Terminal Facilities


Istanbul Ataturk airport has 44 bars/restaurants, bank and currency exchange facilities, a large selection of shops, conference facilities, executive lounges, and WiFi Internet access (free for 2 hrs).

Airport Hotels


An 85 roomed hotel is attached to the International Terminal.

Interesting Facts


The airport has Airport Carbon Accreditation, at the Optimisation level.

Istanbul Ataturk airport handled approximately 63.7 million passengers in 2017, an increase of 5% compared to the previous year, making it the 5th busiest in Europe - a league it is been climbing in recent years but dropped 2 places this year.


Flights to Istanbul Ataturk Airport from UK or Ireland airports




Birmingham (2628 Km)(CO2?)
Turkish Airlines


Dublin (2948 Km)(CO2?)
Turkish Airlines


Edinburgh (2858 Km)(CO2?)
Turkish Airlines


London Gatwick (2485 Km)(CO2?)
Turkish Airlines


London Heathrow (2513 Km)(CO2?)


London Stansted (2481 Km)(CO2?)
AtlasGlobal


Manchester (2692 Km)(CO2?)
Turkish Airlines




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