Ankara Airport Reviews


Ankara Airport Reviews

Ankara Airport also known as Esenboğa International Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC) (Turkish: ‘Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı or Esenboğa Uluslararası Havalimanı’), is an airport located 28 km (17 mi) northeast of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.

THe Ankara Airport has been operating since 1955. The name of the airport comes from the village of Esenboğa (the g is silent), which literally means “Windflowing Bull” or “Serene Bull”, the modernized form of Isen Buga, the name of a Turkic warlord in the army of Timur who settled his troops here during the Battle of Ankara in 1402. Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal constructed under “Build-Operate-Transfer” model has been completed within a record time; a year earlier than the committed completion date. Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal, which went into operation on October 16th 2006 with a capacity of 10 million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand m2 area.

In 2009, Ankara Airport served 6,085,126 passengers, 4,987,983 of which were domestic passengers. It ranked 5th in terms of total passenger traffic, 2nd in terms of domestic traffic and 7th in terms of international traffic among airports in Turkey.

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport was awarded as the best airport in Europe by ACI Europe (Airport Council International) and the award presented to airport officials on 17 June 2009 in Manchester. The award is given in 4 categories every year and Esenboğa was in 5–10 million per annum category. It is the first time an ACI award was granted to a Turkish Airport. According to ACI-Europe, “As with number of the top candidates in this category, the airport excels in all the keys areas of operations, however the judges singled it out for its work in the area of environmental innovation, securing an incredible 25% energy savings stemming from its recycling of exhaust gases to power its air conditioning plants.”


Aqua Park – If you have your bathing suit, there is an Aqua Park at the nearby Büyük Anadolu Airport Hotel.
ATMs / Cash Machines – There are several ATMs located throughout the airport in the International and Domestic Terminals (airside and landside).
Car Rentals – Avis • Hertz • Europcar • Alamo and more. Location: Arrivals Floor.
Currency Exchange – There are 3 currency exchange offices: one in International Departures and two in the International Arrivals area.
Food / Restaurants – There are 24 hour dining options available in the domestic and international terminals.
»International Terminal: Cafe Nero (Arrivals Floor) • Cafe Crown • Teras Cafe (Departures Floor) • Vadi Cafe (Departures Floor) are located on the International departures floor
»Domestic Terminal: Cafe Anatolia (Arrivals Floor) • Caffe Nero (Departures Floor) • Restro (Departures Floor) • Tadinda Anadolu (Departures Floor) • The Greenport (Departures Floor)
Information Desks – Location: Domestic Arrivals • Domestic Departures • International Departures
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: on the Arrivals level. Hours: open 24 hours. Rate: vary
Mosques – There are a total of 12 Mescids at Ankara Airport. Locations: Domestic Arrivals Floor – landside (2), Domestic Departures – airside (2), International Departures – airside (2), International Departures – landside (2), VIP Building (2), CIP Building (2).
Internet: WiFi is available in Ankara Airport for a fee through the TTNET network. The service is free in the airport lounges.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

Ankara Airport Official Website

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Map

Ankara Airport Weather Forecast

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