Istanbul always has been tourism and trade center due to the geographical location and rich historical heritage. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and second largest city proper in the world with a population of 14.1 million. Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus Strait and surrounds the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the Turkey. Istanbul has two international airports. There is one international airport in each continent; Ataturk Airport in the Europe side and Sabiha Gokcen Airport in the Asian side. Istanbul Ataturk Airport handled 45 million passengers/year making it the Europe’s top six busiest airports and the world’s top twenty busiest airports. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport has rapidly become popular among travellers, especially since inaugurating a new international terminal in 2009; the airport handled 14.7 million passengers in 2012. Building a new runway at Istanbul Airports was rejected due to the cost involved; however, environmental concerns have also been raised with respect to the plans for a third airport.
Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is bigger one of the Istanbul Airports. Located in the Bakirkoy – Yesilkoy district on the European side, about 22 kilometres (14 mi) west from the city centre. Hundreds of plane to landing and flying from Ataturk International Istanbul Airport everyday. Istanbul Ataturk International Airport has 4 terminals; International, Domestic, Cargo and General Aviation terminal. There are many renewed… more >>
Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is smaller one of the Istanbul Airports. Located in the Pendik- Kurtkoy district on the Asian side. It is 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of the European city centre. Sabiha Gokcen Airport has 3 terminals; international, domestic and cargo terminal.The new terminal building, first step and an important part of these investments, which will support airport’s rapid growth and bring the passengers… more >>