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New Istanbul Airport
The Busiest Airport in Europe

New Istanbul Airport Ranked First among the Airports in Europe with 635 flights in a Day


New Istanbul Airport stands as one of the busiest airports in Europe with 635 flights again.

New Istanbul Airport maintained its leadership in Europe with 635 flights in a day.


According to the flight traffic report prepared by the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), Istanbul Airport ranked first among the airports in Europe with 635 flights operated yesterday.


Istanbul Airport was, respectively, followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle with 602 flights and Amsterdam Schipol airports with 558 flights.


Frankfurt Airport ranked 4th with 535 flights, Madrid Barajas Airport ranked 5th with 534 flights, and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ranked 6th with 491 flights in a day. Antalya Airport entered the list in 13th place with 303 flights.

In the report, it was noticed that the flight traffic to Paris, Brussels, Antalya, Milan, Warsaw was quite above normal for 2 weeks and the average flight network raised by 8%.


New Istanbul Airport Opened on October 29, 2018, and became a global transfer center in its first year. It serves its passengers at full capacity since April 6, 2019.

Istanbul Airport is covering an area of ​​6.5 million square meters and drawing attention as a global transfer center between Asia, Africa and Europe. This great Airport has been operated by IGA Airport Operations Inc. for 25 years.


It won the "Special Achievement Award" in the "Outstanding Innovation" category in the Leisure Lifestyle awards of Global Traveler. New Istanbul Airport is known as one of the most prestigious publications of the tourism industry in the world. It is expected to reach 200 million people annually when all phases are completed.




Where is the New Istanbul Airport Located? | Its Distance from Asian and European Sides


Istanbul Airport is situated on the European side of the city, by the Black Sea coast. The magnificent New Istanbul airport is located at the Catalca-Gokturk-Arnavutkoy junction and between Tayakadin and Akpinar villages.


New Istanbul Airport, which can be easily reached by public transportations like bus, airport transfer services, airport taxi and your vehicles. From the European Side District, the airport has a distance of 36 kilometers from Levent 40 kilometers from Taksim.


From the Asian Side districts, the new Istanbul airport has a distance of 52 kilometers from Kadikoy and 47 kilometers from Uskudar. Istanbul Airport has connections to Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Marmara Highway as well.


Flights at Istanbul Airport – Travel to Turkey


New Istanbul Airport hosts its passengers at domestic and international destinations with a flawless service approach. Currently, there are flights to 45 cities on domestic routes from the New Istanbul Airport. From Istanbul Airport, flights are provided to 249 different cities in 110 countries on international lines.





Shopping Facilities & Luxury Shops, Duty-Free & Unique Passenger Services


The Istanbul Airport has a 53,000 square meters Duty-Free area with worldwide brands and stores. The Duty-Free area, inspired by the Bosphorus, offers passengers a pleasant shopping experience before and after the journey with its exclusive brand mix and modern retail concept.

This great airport offers ultimate facilities and high-quality services to its precious passengers. There are also cafes and restaurants serving Turkish, Ottoman and world cuisines at New Istanbul Airport to maximize comfort with other different services.

Additionally to the unique shopping pleasure, special passenger services are offered to make what to do from the new airport unforgettable. IGA Pass's fast pass, buggy, lounge, valet, welcome & farewell services make your trip enjoyable.




Istanbul Airport Become the Leader of Europe in 2020


Despite the decrease in the number of passengers at airports due to the epidemic of COVID-19, New Istanbul airport which is Turkey's gateway to the world received at the European summit with 23.4 million passengers in 2020.

Under the consideration made among the airports in European countries during the pandemic of COVID-19, Istanbul Airport, which hosted 23.4 million passengers in 2020, overtaking London Heathrow and Germany's biggest airport Frankfurt Airport.


In 2020, London Heathrow with 22.1 million passengers and Paris Charles de Gaulle with 22.1 million passengers chased Istanbul Airport. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport ranked 4th with 20.9 million passengers, while Frankfurt Airport hosted 18.8 million passengers.


Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival in New Istanbul Airport



Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival is a great aviation, technology and space technology festival held at Istanbul Airport. This magnificent festival is organized by Turkey Technology Team Foundation. The first Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival was held from 20 to 23 September 2018.

It is the first and only festival which aims to develop. In general, the aim of this organizing this festival is to encourage and develop national technologies and to raise awareness of people in this area.

Seminars, award-winning technology competitions, domestic technology exhibitions take place at the festival. Air shows of parachute jumping, Solo Turk, Turk Yildizlari and similar local and international organizations are also held. The festival is held in New Istanbul Airport for a year and in one of the Anatolian provinces.

The second festival took place on 17-22 September 2019 at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which is no longer in service. It was announced that 17 thousand 373 teams and 50 thousand competitors from 122 countries applied to the festival, which is planned to be awarded more than 3 million Turkish Liras.

The third festival event was held at the Middle East Fair Center in Gaziantep from 24 to 27 September 2020. Technology Competitions, which were held in 19 different categories in Teknofest 2019 on Istanbul Airport, took part in the competition of 2020 with 21 different categories, unlike 2019.


Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival in 2021


As Tenofest held in New Istanbul Airport in 2018, this year also Teknofest Aerospace and Technology Festival will be held in Istanbul from 21 to 26 September. While the number of stakeholders increased to 35, new competition categories were added in areas such as simulation, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles. While the budget planned for material support remains the same as last year, the award to be awarded to the ranking teams will be over 5 million Turkish Liras.