IST airport


Istanbul Airport (in Turkish İstanbul Havalimanı) is the largest infrastructure in Turkey and has been operating since 2019. With an area of ​​76.5 million square meters, the new Istanbul airport serves as a global hub between Asia, Africa and Europe.
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Located on the European side of Istanbul, on the shores of the Black Sea, the new airport is located at the intersection of Çatalca-Göktürk-Arnavutköy, between the villages Tayakadın and Akpınar. On the European side, the airport is 36 kilometers from Levent and 40 kilometers from Taksim. On the Anatolia side, the total distances are 47 kilometers from Üsküdar and 52 kilometers from Kadıköy.
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Istanbul Airport has a 53,000-square-meter duty-free area with world-renowned brands and shops, as well as cafés and restaurants offering a selection of Turkish and international cuisine. Another feature of the new airport are special passenger services with the İGA Pass: quick access checkpoints, special receptions for arriving and departing passengers, lounge areas and services for business travel.
Istanbul AirportThe new Control Tower of Istanbul Airport, by Pininfarina. Copyright © / syekteese / Shutterstock
Istanbul İGA Airport has an annual capacity of 85 million passengers, a 1.4 million square meter main terminal, 3 independent runways, air control tower and support facilities.
Istanbul Airport serves travelers for domestic and international flights with 100 airlines. Currently, flights take off to several domestic cities and international destinations. Once all phases of the airport are operational, the facility is expected to reach a capacity of 200 million passengers. Istanbul's new airport is the hub of Turkish Airlines.

Management company:  İGA​​ ​(İstanbul Grand Airport)
Address: Tayakadın Mahallesi, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/Istanbul
Telephone no.: 444 1 442

Country code: TR
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Avion Tourism Magazine
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Transport to/from Istanbul airport
Istanbul Airport is connected to the Istanbul Metro line, the new M11 line starting from Gayrettepe Station. Another line from Halkalı on the Marmaray Railway Line is currently under construction.
If you land at Istanbul Airport (IST) you can use the metro M11 (Istanbul Metro, opened on 22 January 2023), reaching the station by exiting door 9 or 13 of the airport and following the red metro signs marked with the letter U .
Istanbul's main railway line will connect the airport to Halkalı and, via the city's outer ring road, will cross the Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge across the Bosphorus and will join the Asian railway network to Gebze.

Istanbul Airport is easily accessible by public transport such as buses and shuttles for airport transfers. To use public transport, go down to the -2 floor of the airport.

Taxi service is offered at Istanbul airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with vehicles located on the Departures floor (2nd floor) in addition to those at the main stops in front of the national and international passenger exits in the Plaza section. For taxis it is recommended to take door 9 or 13.
To reach Istanbul airport follow the road from Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Marmara Highway.

Car hire
The car rental companies at the airport are located at the Arrivals and among others there are: Avis, Budget, Enterprıse, Europcar, Goldcar and Hertz.

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