Istanbul Ataturk Airport Reviews


Istanbul Ataturk Airport Reviews

Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTBA) (Turkish: İstanbul Atatürk Havalimanı) is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey (followed by Sabiha Gökçen International Airport) and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers. Opened in 1924 and located in Yeşilköy, on the European side of the city, it is 24 km (15 mi) west of the city center.

In 1980, the airport was renamed Atatürk International Airport in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. It served over 51 million passengers in 2013, making it the 17th busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic and the 10th busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, ranking just below Munich Airport. It was Europe’s 5th busiest airport in 2013, just below Amsterdam.

The Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers lists Atatürk International Airport as one of the fifty civil engineering feats in Turkey, a list of remarkable engineering projects completed in the first 50 years of the chamber’s existence.

In the 2013 Air Transport News awards ceremony, İstanbul Atatürk Airport was named Airport of the Year. Also, the airport has been named Europe’s Best Airport in 40-50 million passenger per year category at the 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards.


ATMs / Cash Machines – There are 19 ATMS located throughout the airport.
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Budget • Dollar • Europcar • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thrifty • and more. Location:
Currency Exchange – There are 6 currency exchange offices located landside and airside.
Food / Restaurants – There are several food concessions that are open 24 hours. They are the following: »International – Landside: Caffe Nero • Starbucks • Simit Sarayı Mobil »International – Airside: Restro • Caffe Nero • Simit Sarayı • Cakes & Bakes • Turcuisine • The Greenport • Starbucks • Coca Cola Cafe • Millenium Lounge • Coca Cola Bus Gate »Domestic – Landside: no 24 hour food/beverage options »Domestic – Airside: Kokpit Cafe • Tadinda Anadolu • Starbucks • C&B
Information Desks – Locations: International Terminal, Landside, Arrivals Floor and Departures Floor • International Terminal, Airside, Transit Area • Domestic Terminal, Landside, Arrivals and Departures Floor. Hours: open 24 hours.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: Arrivals, International and Domestic Terminals. Hours: open 24 hours. Rates: from 18.00TL (suitcase) to 25.00TL (large baggage).
Mosques – There are 8 mosques in the airport. Locations:  International Terminal, landside, check-in area (2) • International Terminal, transit area, airside (2) • International Terminal, arrivals floor (2) • Domestic Terminal, airside, departure gates (2). Hours: open 24 hours.
Pharmacy – Location: Arrivals Area, landside.
Showers – Available in the Primeclass Lounges.
Internet: WiFi is available at Istanbul Ataturk Airport for a fee.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Official Website

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Map

Istanbul Ataturk Airport Weather Forecast

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