Airports and Airlines
There are 55 great airports in Turkey. Turkey's main airports are Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport where most of the international traffic arrives. The new airport under construction, to be the largest in the world. The operation of Turkey's airports and the organization and control of the air traffic in Turkey's airspace are handled by the General Directorate of the State Airports Authority of Turkey (DHMI).
The busiest international airports in Turkey;
New International Airport, Istanbul
Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul
Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul
Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir
Antalya International Airport, Antalya
Esenboga Airport, Ankara
Dalaman Airport, Mugla
Milas Bodrum Airport, Mugla
Trabzon Airport, Trabzon
Aegean: Denizli Cardak Airport, Aydin Cildir Airport, Kutahya Zafer Airport, Usak Airport.
Mediterranean: Adana Airport, Alanya Gazipasa Airport, Hatay Airport, Isparta Suleyman Demirel Airport, Kahramanmaras Airport.
Marmara: Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport, Balikesir Merkez Airport, Bursa Yenisehir Airport, Canakkale Airport, Canakkale Gokceada Airport, Kocaeli Cengiz Topel Airport, Tekirdag Corlu Airport.
Black Sea: Ordu Giresun Airport, Samsun Carsamba Airport, Sinop Airport, Amasya Merzifon Airport, Kastamonu Airport, Tokat Airport, Zonguldak Caycuma Airport.
Central Anatolia: Eskisehir Hasan Polatkan Airport, Cappadocia Airport, Konya Airport, Kayseri Airport, Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport.
Eastern & Southeastern: Erzurum Airport, Gaziantep Airport, Diyarbakir Airport, Mardin Airport, Adiyaman Airport, Agri Ahmedi Hani Airport, Batman Airport, Elazig Airport, Erzincan Airport, Igdir Sehit Bulent Aydin Airport, Kars Harakani Airport, Malatya Airport, Mus Airport, Siirt Airport, Sanliurfa Gap Airport, Van Ferit Melen Airport, Bingol Airport, Sirnak Serafettin Elci Airport, Hakkari Yüksekova Selahaddin Eyyubi Airport.
If you are after cheap flights, the cheapest routes between Europe and Istanbul are flying through Germany to Turkey and with EasyJet which flies between London(Luton) and Istanbul and Switzerland (Basel) and Istanbul. Sometimes you can also find them by booking on less-usual airlines eg. Cyprus Turkish Airlines and Azerbaijan Airlines. Some airlines offer student fares too. Otherwise Turkey is not the best destination for special deals.
It is a good idea to book at least two months in advance for flights to/from Turkey if you plan to arrive in the country anytime from early April until late August. Flights quoted in this part are for peak season and include airport taxes.
The information in this part is particularly vulnerable to change. Check directly with the airline or a travel agent to make sure you understand how a fare (and ticket you may buy) works and be aware of the security requirement for international travel. Shop carefully. The details given in this part of the website should be regarded as pointers and are not a substitute for your own careful up-to-dates research.