Istanbul Airport, situated in the Turkish city of Istanbul, is the main international airport serving the city. Originally named Yeşilköy Airport, it was renamed after the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Istanbul Airport passenger traffic increases vastly, with 2015 recording over 60 million passengers passing through its door.
Istanbul Airport (IATA code: IST) is the biggest airport in Turkey and is the hub airport for Turkish Airlines. Flights to Istanbul Airport are provided by Emirates, Turkish Airlines and South African Airways. IST is a 40-minute drive from the city centre of Taksim.
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General Information About Istanbul Airport
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Istanbul Airport is the biggest airport in Turkey. It was opened in 1924 on the European side of the city, Yeşilköy. Istanbul Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe, serving 273 destinations. Tepe-Afken-Ventures (TAV) has operated the terminal buildings of Istanbul Airport, since the late 1990s. The airport is renowned throughout Europe for its incredible architecture.
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Delight in the incredible shops at Istanbul Airport, last-minute purchases can be made or simply pass the time by going to gift shops, duty-free shops, music and bookstores, luggage store and luxury brands shops.
Services and facilities include a clinic, banks and foreign exchange.
Istanbul Airport has a diverse range of food and drink stores. Grab a bite at coffee shops, Turkish pastry stores and restaurants throughout the airport.
The Istanbul Airport international departures terminal has lounges for travellers by Turkish Airlines, SkyTeam, Emirates and HSBC.
Lounges available in the domestic departures terminal include Primeclass Lounge and Turkish Airlines.
Istanbul Airport has a great number of facilities for your pleasure, including a prayer room, conference halls, massage and oxygen bar, and post office.
Ramada Encore Istanbul Airport
Unwind at the eco-friendly Ramada Encore Istanbul Airport hotel, it is a 15-minute drive from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Amenities include an airport shuttle, currency exchange, dry cleaning, babysitting, meeting room, sauna and Wi-Fi.
Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel
Consider a stay at the Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, as it is conveniently close to all major highways, shopping and entertainment venues. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Facilities included with your stay are a well-equipped fitness centre, business centre, free airport shuttle and currency exchange.
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport
The Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport boasts incredible views over west Istanbul. It is a 10-minute drive from Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Enjoy facilities at the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport such as Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness centre, ballroom and business centre.
Travellers can order foreign exchange 6 days before collection. You will need the following documents when collecting your foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• Flight tickets and proof of accommodation
• ID document
• Proof of residential address
Garanti Bank, Travelex, Akbank and Türk Ekonomi Bankası can be located in departures and arrivals floor.
There are various parking options at Istanbul Airport, these convenient options include a multi-storey car park, open car park and valet parking. Travellers are encouraged to do a fee calculation.
Istanbul Airport is located in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city. 54km from the city centre of Istanbul. There are various transportation options available to transport you to your destination, including Uber, metered taxis, bus and car hire.