Istanbul Airport

City: Istanbul
Country/Territory: Turkey


Istanbul Airport is located 35 kilometres away from the city centre. The construction was planned to be completed in four phases, within the scope of the first phase, Istanbul Airport operates with five runways, three independent and two standby runways, a terminal building and air traffic control tower with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers.

The first phase of Istanbul Airport, which is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the Turkish Republic history, opened for service on 29-Oct-2018. The airport has been operational with all units and at full capacity since 06-Apr-2018. Covering an area of 76.5 million square meters, the airport serves as a global hub between Asia, Africa and Europe. Once all phases of the airport are operational, the facility is expected to achieve a capacity of 200 million passengers. In Jun-2020, Istanbul Airport inaugurated its third independent runway, which makes it the airport’s fifth fully operational runway and increasing airside capacity by 50%. It also makes Istanbul Airport the first in Turkey, and the second in Europe, to operate three independent parallel runways.


  • 4,100m × 60m
  • 3,750m × 60m
  • 3,060m × 45m

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