Ataturk airport map
Ataturk airport transit map. Ataturk airport map (Turkey) to print. Ataturk airport map (Turkey) to download. Ataturk airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTBA) (Turkish: Atatürk Uluslararası Havalimanı) is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey (followed by Sabiha Gökçen International Airport). Ataturk airport was opened in 1924 and located in Yeşilköy, on the European side of the city, it is 24 km (15 mi) west of the city centre as you can see in ataturk airport map. In 1980, the airport was renamed to Atatürk International Airport in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and the first president of the Republic of Turkey. With total passenger traffic of more than 37 millions for the year 2011, ataturk airport was the 29th busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic.
Ataturk airport still faces capacity issues; it ranks somewhere between 30th and 40th in the world by both cargo and passenger traffic, handling over 947,000 tonnes of load (cargo, freight and mail) and over 32.1 million passengers in the year 2010. The total number of passengers in ataturk airport has doubled in the past five years, and domestic traffic has almost quadrupled (see statistics section in ataturk airport map). Ataturk airport rated capacity of 14 million international passengers per year and 10 million domestic passengers per year was barely sufficient for the demand in 2007 and 2008.
Located on the European side of Istanbul, by the Black Sea shore, the new airport is situated at the junction of Çatalca- Göktürk-Arnavutköy, between the Tayakadın and Akpınar villages as its mentioned in ataturk airport map. The ataturk airport can be easily accessed by public transportation such as busses and airport transfer shuttles, as well as taxi and private vehicles. On the European side, the ataturk airport is 36 kilometers from Levent, and 40 kilometers from Taksim. On the Anatolian side, total distances are 47 kilometers from Üsküdar and 52 kilometers from Kadıköy. There are also connections to the Istanbul Airport road from The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and The Northern Marmara Highway.
TAV (Tepe-Akfen-Ventures) started its construction at the ataturk airport for new boarding gates at international terminal as well as building a new air traffic control tower. Unused facility buildings are demolished and 3 new boarding bridges are being built as you can see in ataturk airport map. When the new tower is completed, the old one will be demolished. When the international terminal of ataturk airport is expanded, some of the jet ways will be left to the domestics terminal which are on the west of the international terminal, connected to it.