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About Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Atatürk 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 Atatürk Airport passenger traffic increases vastly, with 2015 recording over 60 million passengers passing through its door.

Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IATA code: IST) is the biggest airport in Turkey and is the hub airport for Turkish Airlines. Flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport are provided by Emirates, Turkish Airlines and South African Airways. IST is a 25-minute drive from the city centre of Istanbul.

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Popular flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport

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Durban - Istanbul Emirates Return Jul 20 - Jul 28 1 day ago R11,609
Cape Town - Istanbul Emirates Return Sep 13 - Sep 18 1 day ago R7,939
Johannesburg - Istanbul Saudi Arabian Airlines Return Sep 22 - Oct 2 1 day ago R5,719
George - Istanbul Etihad Return Sep 23 - Sep 30 1 day ago R11,999
Port Elizabeth - Istanbul Qatar Return Sep 21 - Sep 5 1 day ago R8,229

General Information About Istanbul Atatürk Airport

LocationIATA code
IST
World marketCountry
Turkey
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Istanbul
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GMT +02:00
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1 ZAR = 0.20 LIRA
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Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the biggest airport in Turkey. It was opened in 1924 on the European side of the city, Yeşilköy. Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe, serving 273 destinations. Tepe-Afken-Ventures (TAV) has operated the terminal buildings of Istanbul Atatürk 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 Atatürk 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 Atatürk 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 Atatürk 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 Atatürk 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 Atatürk Airport, these convenient options include a multi-storey car park, open car park and valet parking. Travellers are encouraged to do a fee calculation.

Travelling to and from the airport

Istanbul Atatürk Airport physical address: Yeşilköy, 34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is located 24km west of the city centre. There are various transportation options available to transport you to your destination, including Uber, metered taxis, bus and car hire.

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