Istanbul Ataturk (IST) Airport
Istanbul Ataturk IST Airport Overview
IST Airport is located in Yesilkoy, on the European side of the city - 28 km from downtown Istanbul, the great and historic city on the Bosporus where two continents and East and West meet. You can reach the Airport by coastal road 'Ataturk Havalimani Cd', connecting to the north motorway D-100 and the TEM (Trans-European Motorway).
With three runways and an estimated yearly passenger count of 45 million, Istanbul Ataturk Airport is hub to Turkish Airlines and Onur Air, and is served by many major international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.
The on-Airport 'TAV Hotel' (tel. +90 (212) 465 4030 or visit airporthotelistanbul.com) is situated partly at airside, and partly at land-side with a total of 131 rooms; all rooms show flight information, with internet access & can be used on a daily or hourly basis. The land-side included fully-equipped meeting rooms, convertible into one single room.
NOTE: The TAV Call Center has been set up for all passenger questions and complaints - simpy dial 444 9 828 (828 stands for TAV).
The on-Airport 'Instanbul Airport Hotel' (tel. +90 212 465 4030) is right next door, attached to the International Terminal at its left side.
Istanbul Airport has two passenger terminals - Domestic & International.
Future Airport developments: A new airport (Istanbul Yeni Havalimani) is to be built on mostly state-owned land in the Arnavutkkoy district of Istanbul, near Lake Terkos - at intersecting roads of Arnavutkoy, Gokturk & Catalca - abuot airport 35 km from Ataturk Airport. The May 2013 tender awarded a Turkish joint venture consortium a 25-year operating lease. The project is to be done in 4 stages, upon completion of which it is to accommodate 150 miion passengers a year (the then world's biggest airport?).
First stage of construction will start in 2017 (42 months after finalization of tender approval) and will include the main terminal with a 90 million passenger capacity, secondary terminal (or satellite), 88 passenger bridges, parking garage, 3 runways, large apron, 3 technical blocks, air traffic conrol tower, VIP Lounged, and other related facilities.
- Website for Istanbul Ataturk: http://www.ataturkairport.com/en-EN/Pages/Main.aspx
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +90 212 463 3000