Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IATA: IST) is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey. Opened in 1924 and located in Yesilkoy, on the European side of the city, it is 24 km (15 mi) west of the city centre. 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 37.3 millions for the year 2011, it was the 30th busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic and the 17th busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic.

Atatürk airport has four terminals:
Terminal 1, for domestic flights
Terminal 2, for international flights
Terminal 3, for cargo flights
General Aviation Terminal

Passengers are requested to arrive at the airport for check-in 1.5 hours prior to domestic flights and 2 hours prior to international flights.

Please ensure that you have your ticket, valid passport and ID (identification card) with you when coming to the airport. Passengers with no ID will not be accepted on board. It is obligatory for all passengers, including children and infants, to present their ID during check-in procedures. Passengers traveling with electronic tickets must ensure that they know the PNR number and that they present a valid ID.

Here you can find a map for the arrival level

A photo gallery you find here

International arrival and departure flight information