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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.
Istanbul AirportIstanbul Airport. Copyright © / gokcentunc / Shutterstock
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 Airport serves travelers on domestic and international flights. Currently, flights take off to 45 national cities; on international routes, passengers can reach 249 cities in 110 countries from the international terminal at Istanbul airport. Once all phases of the airport are operational, the facility is expected to reach a capacity of 200 million passengers. The new Istanbul airport is the Turkish Airlines hub.

Management company:  İGA​​ ​(İstanbul Grand Airport)
Address: Tayakadın District Terminal Street No.1 Arnavutköy - Istanbul
Telephone no.: 444 1 / 444 1 442

Country code: TR
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Update: july 2020
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Transport to/from the airport
Istanbul Airport will be connected by two Istanbul metro lines: the new M11 line that departs from Gayrettepe Station is expected to be open in 2021. Another line from Halkalı on the Marmaray railway line is expected to be completed in 2022.
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.

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.
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: AvisBudget., Enterprıse, Europcar, Goldcar and Hertz.
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