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Istanbul Airport – code IST
Pendik / Istanbul Airport – code SAW
Antalya Airport – code AYT
Ankara Airport – code ESB
Izmir Airport – code ADB
Adana Airport – code ADA
Dalaman Airport – code DLM
Muğla / Bodrum Airport – code BJV
Trabzon Airport – code TZX
Gaziantep / Oğuzeli Airport – IATA code GZT
Turkey’s primary international gateway by air is Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport.
Turkey is a transcontinental country, consisting of the Anatolian region of West Asia, and Eastern Thrace on the Balkan peninsula in Europe. These lands are separated by the Turkish Straits (Bosphorus, Sea of Marmara, and Dardanelles). With the Black Sea to the north and the Aegean Sea in the west and Mediterranean Sea to the southwest, Turkey borders Bulgaria and Greece in the west, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to the northeast, and Syria, Iraq and Iran to the southeast. While geographically most of the country is situated in Asia, most Turkish people consider themselves to be Europeans.
Turkey offers a wealth of destination varieties to travellers: from dome-and-minaret filled skyline of Istanbul to Roman ruins along the western and southern coasts, from heavily indented coastline against a mountainous backdrop of Lycia and wide and sunny beaches of Pamphylia to cold and snowy mountains of the East, from crazy “foam parties” of Bodrum to Middle Eastern-flavoured cities of Southeastern Anatolia, from verdant misty mountains of Eastern Black Sea to wide steppe landscapes of Central Anatolia, there is something for everyone’s taste—whether they be travelling on an extreme budget by hitchhiking or by a multi-million yacht.
Turkey’s primary international gateway by air is Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport. Ankara’s Esenboga Airport handles a comparatively limited selection of international flights, and there are also direct charters to Mediterranean resort hot spots like Antalya in the peak summer and winter seasons. At Istanbul international airport you must go through customs and “enter the country” there, rather than first travel to a regional destination and pass customs there. Luggage will generally travel to the final destination without further ado, but on occasion you may have to point it out to be sure it will be transported on. The information given by flight attendants in the incoming flight may not be adequate so until the procedure is changed (it is supposed to be only temporary) it is wise to inquire on Istanbul airport. Since you must pass security again for any inland flight, it is advisable to hurry and not spend too much time in transit. There are also some other regional airports which receive a few of flights from abroad, especially from Europe and especially during the high season (Jun-Sep).
Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Of special interest to those travelling on low-cost carriers is SAW Sabiha Gökçen Airport, situated some 50km east of Istanbul’s Taksim Square on the Asian side of Istanbul. Airlines serving this airport include EasyJet, Eurowings, Condor, THY (Turkish Airlines) and many more. You may be able to catch a plane from Emirates’ budget carrier Air Arabia to Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) and from there to India for a very competitive price. All those low-cost options entail departure and arrival times in the middle of the night. There are shuttle buses to the airport from Taksim square operated by Havas and Havatas.