Istanbul Atatürk International Airport in a nutshell
The airport of Istanbul is officially called Atatürk International Airport. There are two terminals, one for international flights (A) and one for domestic flights (B). The international airport was opened in 2001, which means that it is quite modern.
The airport is located 24 kilometres to the south-west of Istanbul, in the European part. The city's second international airport - Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - is located on the other side of the Bosporus, in the Asian part. There are plans to build a new airport to the north of the city.
From the airport it is a mere five minutes walk to the metro station. There are also various shuttle bus services between the airport and the city.
The airport has an airport hotel, which also offers two conference rooms and a business centre. In the International Terminal there are five VIP Lounges and three meeting rooms. The airport houses a reasonable number of shops and places to eat and drink. There are five duty-free shops and a 'bazaar' that is inspired by the famous Istiklal Street in Istanbul. At the airport there are banks, exchange offices and cash machines. In addition, there are baby rooms and children's play areas. The airport is accessible to disabled people.
In the aviation industry Istanbul Atatürk International Airport is indicated with the abbreviations IST (IATA airport code) and LTBA (ICAO airport code).
Link to official website Istanbul Atatürk International Airport