Information on airports in Turkey

Updated: 12 January 2017 Created: 04 June 2013

Last year, 200 million passengers used air travel to or within Turkey. Due to Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East, air travel is at an all-time high. With the ever-continuing growth of tourism and more passengers looking to access Turkey as a destination or as a regional transfer hub, it's likely this number will grow.

How many airports are in Turkey?

Turkish airports are very accessible and spaced out evenly across the country. There are currently 57 airports in Turkey. Of these airports, 33 offer both domestic and international flights, while 13 offer regional flights across Turkey. Turkey's national carrier, now private, Turkish Airlines, covers all of these airports from most major airports in Europe, USA, Russia, Far East and the Middle East. Flying to and from Turkey using an international airport has never been easier. 

When buying a property in Turkey, it is crucial that you have easy access to and from your home, whether you are jetting in for a weekend visit, or spending a whole summer lavishing in the Turkish sun, your home needs to be easily accessed.

Airports in Turkey

The following guide is a short guide to airports in locations within Turkey where most people tend to buy property, at the end of the short summaries are extra links to a more in depth look at the airport and surrounding areas accessible to it. 

Airports in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey's largest city is home to three airports: Ataturk International Airport on the European side of the city, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on the Asian side, and the brand new Third Airport. As a hotspot for business and investment, it is only natural that Istanbul has easy access via Istanbul international airports offering a plethora of flights to and from several destinations across the world. 

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 

Located in the Asian side of Istanbul, the airport is found around 28 miles southeast of the city centre. This airport was originally built to ease traffic from Ataturk, since then it has become a flourishing airport in its own right with several international and domestic flights offered. For more information on Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Istanbul Airport

In April 2019, Istanbul Airport took over from Ataturk Airport as the city's main air hub. Although it's up and running, Istanbul Airport is a work in progress. Once completed in 2030, the airport in the north of Istanbul will be the largest in the world, with the capacity to process 150 million passengers each year. 

The airport will include six runways; 1.5 million square metres of interior space spread over four terminals; and all the conveniences you'd expect from a state-of-the-art modern airport.

For more information about Istanbul Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Airports in Izmir

There is one airport found in Izmir. Adnan Menderes International Airport is found around 11 miles southwest of the city and is fully equipped with various buses, trains, and shuttle services to provide you with easy access to cities, which are nearby. Cities that use this airport include:

Kusadasi: 50 miles distance, one hour by car

Bodrum: 138 miles distance, three hours by car

Altinkum: 90 miles distance, one hour 30 minutes by car 

For more information on Adnan Menderes International Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Airports in Bodrum

Bodrum Milas Airport is the only airport found in Bodrum. The airport is an international one, and during the summer months there are several flights available to many major European cities, meaning that if you want to visit your home during summer you should be able to find an easy direct flight. There are also around 5 daily flights to and from Istanbul, even during winter, providing you with easy access to and from the city. . However, during winter, it is still easy to access Bodrum via a short connecting flight via Istanbul. The airport is just a short 30 minute drive from most properties in Bodrum Peninsula.

If you own a home in other favourite locations such as Kusadasi, Akbuk, or Altinkum – these are all easily accessible via Bodrum Milas Airport and are just a drive of around 90 minutes away – however Izmir airport would be better for these locations.

For more information on Bodrum Milas Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Airports in Antalya

Antalya is the second most visited spot in Turkey after Istanbul, and a third of air travellers end up there - some even buy property and stay. There is only one airport in Antalya, and it is found around 8 miles outside of the city centre along the Mediterranean coast. Due to the location of Antalya and it being a hotspot for tourism and lifestyle and investment property, during the summer it should be relatively easy to find flights to and from Antalya from most European cities. Antalya airport offers easy access to the following cities:

Kemer – 45 minutes by car and 37 miles away

Side – 1 hour by car and 42 miles away

Alanya – 2 hours 30 minutes by car and 79 miles away

For more information on Antalya airport, please CLICK HERE.

Airports in Dalaman

One airport is found in Dalaman, named Dalaman International Airport. This airport serves most of the southwestern area of Turkey and has two terminals – one for domestic flights and one for international flights. Finding flights to and from Dalaman should be relatively easy due to its two terminals. Dalaman is a great airport for access to the following cities:

Fethiye – 45 minute drive and 33 miles away

Marmaris – 1 hour 30 minutes drive and 60 miles away

Gocek – a short 20 minute drive away

Kalkan – 1 hour 30 minutes drive and 79 miles away

Kas – a 2 hour drive away

For more information about Dalaman International Airport, please CLICK HERE.

Another airport worth mentioning is Esenboga International Airport in Turkish capital of Ankara. For information on this airport, CLICK HERE

The incredible feat of engineering that is Ordu Giresun Airport is also worth a mention. The airport is one of three in the world built on an artificial island. Located on the Black Sea, construction on the facility finished in 2015 and it is expected to serve around two million passengers each year.

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For more information about flights to Turkey, please contact us or give us a call and we will be happy to go through Turkish flights with you and discuss the best options and availability for reaching your Turkish home easily and without hassle. 

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