By Plane to İstanbul

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Arriving Istanbul by Plane

In Istanbul there are two international airports. Istanbul Ataturk airport (IST) and Sabiha gokcen airport (SAW). The first and biggest one is the new modernized Istanbul Ataturk airport (IST). All major international flights are landing to Ataturk airport. And the other one, which works as a sub terminal on the Asian side, is Sabiha gokcen airport (SAW).

There are direct flights to Istanbul from all  major cities of Europe and also direct flights to Istanbul from New York, Los Angeles, Washington & Chicago via Turkish Arilines and from New York via Delta airlines. The other main direct routes are as follows, flights from central Asian cities such as Askabat, Astana, Baku, Yerevan, Dusanbe, Delhi, Bombay, Karachi; Far east cities such as Osaka, Tokyo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Ho Chi Min City, Singapore; Middle East cities such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Damascus, Lebanon, Baghdad, Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Tabriz, Tehra); African cities such as Casablanca (Morocco), Tunus, Cairo (Egypt), Algiers, Hartum (Sudan), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Trablus (Liban), Cape Town & Johannesburg ( South Africa), Addisbaba (Ethiopia),

Below you can find many useful information and tips about arriving to Istanbul airport. As informed earlier Istanbul has two Airports. Istanbul Ataturk airport, which is on the European side of Istanbul, is used by all major international air companies. The second airport of Istanbul which is called as Sabiha Gokcen airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul and is far from the city center. Follow the links to have further info about the airports.

Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (IST): Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW):