Airports of Istanbul (Guide)


Located in the heart of the world, Istanbul is easily accessible by air.

How many airports there are in Istanbul? The city has two international airports: Istanbul Ataturk Airport on the European side and the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian side.

In this guide, you can find general information about airports, transportation to the airport, nearby hotels, what you can do during delays, where you can eat and drink.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport Guide

Sabiha Gokcen was the first woman pilot of Turkey and the first woman combat pilot in the World during the late 30’s that the airport is named after. She was also one of the stepdaughters of Ataturk and lived between 1913-2001.

With the constant growth of arrivals and air traffic, there has been the need for a new airport for Istanbul. Because of the logistics and public demand, the Asian side of the city was chosen for this task.

The construction was started in 1998 and finished in September 2000 with two runways. A private company, HEAS, is running the airport today under the regulations of DHMI (State Airports Authority).



The airport is located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul at Kurtkoy in Pendik district, at a distance of 12 kilometers to Pendik, 40 kilometers to Kadikoy, and 50 kilometers to Taksim Square.

It’s also only 10 minutes away from Istanbul Park Formula 1 race circuit. With the new international terminal built in October 2009, the airport now has a capacity of 25 million passengers per year.

Inside the terminals, there are CIP and VIP lounges, Duty-Free shops, bars and cafeterias, pubs and restaurants, a hotel, post office, bank, emergency medical service, rent-a-car, car parks, etc. There are many taxis and shuttle bus service to the city.

The international airport code is SAW. The airport is open 24 hours.

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.



Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travelers have reported back to us about their time at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

What to Expect

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is a modern single terminal facility with a decent selection of airside and landside shops and eateries, some offering 24-hour service.

While the terminal is new, service is described as disorganized, inefficient and chaotic, with long, slow lines, likely due in part to overall under the capacity of Istanbul’s airports. WiFi is available to help pass the time.

For comfort, while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first-class airport lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.



Where to Sleep

Departure areas and gates are described by reviewers as being the best spots for finding a sleeping spot. Most seats have armrests, but some benches in the departures lounge are said to have moveable armrests.

While sleeping on the floor in the airport is reportedly against the rules, several reviewers noted that authorities did not bother them when they slept on carpeted areas in the international departures area or in empty gate areas. As noise and bright lighting were cited as biggest sleep disturbers, earphones/noise-canceling headphones and eyeshade are recommended.



For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport, and some others just a quick shuttle ride away. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide, we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes ISG International CIP Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, upper level. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes ISG Domestic CIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, upper level. Free WiFi. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.



Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveler you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

International Terminal: Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

VIP Terminal: Turkish Airlines Lounge Sabiha Gokcen (Domestic Elite Lounge) • Turkish Airlines Lounge Sabiha Gokcen (Domestic Business Lounge).

If sleeping in Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

Hotels Nearby

ISG Airport Hotel – (3 minutes walk from the terminal) Free airport shuttle available. For airport pick-up, go to one of the Information Desks at the airport for assistance in calling the hotel for pick-up, or call 0216 588 50 00.

Airport Residence Kurtkoy – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. 



Miracle Istanbul Asia Otel & Spa – (5 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled airport shuttle runs from 6:45 AM to 11:30 PM. For transfers outside of this time, there is a fee of 25,00€.

Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia – (5 minutes from the airport) The hotel is part of an open-air shopping mall that has a movie theatre, go karts, ATVs, bowling, and an amusement park. Free scheduled airport shuttle runs from 7:00 AM to 11:15 PM. Service is limited during the mid-day, as shuttles run at 12:00 PM/3:00 PM/6:00 PM to the airport and at 12:15 PM/3:15 PM/6:15 PM to the hotel. Outside of these hours, the shuttle runs every hour.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Istanbul Sabiha Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveler rating, and popularity.

Communications

Post Office – Location: Arrivals Hall.

WiFi – WiFi is available for a fee at designated hotspots throughout the airport. You can also use one of the internet kiosks located landside and airside on the Departures Level in the Domestic and International terminals.



Fast Track Service

Fast Track – Move through security faster with fast track service. Buy online, services may also be available for purchase at the airport. Rates: International 40.00 TL • Domestic 30.00 TL.

Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, it was not known if there are any 24-hour food concessions. Many options are available both landside and airside.

In front of the Terminal

Departures Passenger Hall: Simit Sarayı, Happy Moons, Güllüoğlu, Mc Donalds, Mc D Café, Burger King, Popeyes, Usta Pideci, Usta Dönerci, Caribou Coffee, Mado Café, Starbucks



International Departures Air Side: Caribou Coffee, Secco Kafe, Trattoria Milano, Usta Dönerci, Burger King, Sbarro, Popeyes, Mc Donalds, Mado, Subway, Karafırın, Starbucks, BigChefs, Heroes Sports Bar, Macca Café, TakeOff Café, Subway, Grab&Fly Express, Gate Cafe (near gate number 201), Grab&Fly(near gate number 301), Subway (near gate number 301)

Domestic Departures Air Side: Caribou Coffee, Karafırın, Burger King, Mc Donalds, Center Point, Turkish Kitchen, Puro Gusto, Dominos (mezzanine level), Starbucks (mezzanine level), Mado (mezzanine level), Grab&Fly, Gaziantep Gurme, Turkish Kiosk Cafe (near the gate 208), Efes Pub Gate, KFC, Starbucks, Kiosko, Fortis bar

Luggage

Luggage Porters – Service is available for a fee.



Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: International Arrivals Hall, Landside. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags with plastic wrap. Location: Landside, on the Departures level.

Medical Services

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day in the airport’s First Aid unit. For access, ask an airport staff member for assistance.



Pharmacy – Get a prescription filled or buy health and beauty aids at Nuray Pharmacy. Location: International Departures Hall, landside Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability.

Money

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Services are provided by at least 15 different banks. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are traveling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.



Banking Services – Türkiye İş Bank and Yapı Kredi Bank offer full-service banking in the Arrivals Hall. Hours: Open daily, but specific hours unknown.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange offices operate in the International Terminal at these locations: Departures Hall (landside and airside) • Arrivals Hall • Baggage Claim Hours: Open 24 hours.

Prayer

Prayer Room – Two masjids (mosques), one each for males and females, are located in Domestic Arrivals. Hours: 4:00 AM – 11:30 PM (closed nightly for cleaning).

Shopping

Duty Free & Shopping – Setur Duty-Free Shop is available in both Departure and Arrivals Halls. A Setur Duty-Free Last-Minute Shop is located in International Departures remote gates, close to Gate 306. A variety of retail shops are also available throughout the airport.

Other than the usual duty-free shopping items, such as local/foreign drinks, tobacco and cosmetics; especially ready-wear, textiles accessories and electronics is offered for sale.



Some of the brand names you can find at duty-free shopping area are Anne Klein, Authentic Dress, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dior, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, French Connection, Gucci, Haremlique, Havainas, Kipling, Lacoste, Marc Ecko, Maurice Lacroix, Misaki, Mont Blanc, Nike, Omega, Organic Food, Pilgrim Swarovski, Prada, Ray Ban, Salvatore Ferregamo, Swatch, Tag Heuer, Timex, Tissot, Turkish Delight, Tommy Hilfiger, D&R, New Bazaar, Watsons, Altis Gift Shop, Toyzz Shop, Relay Store, Zümrüt Jewellery, Samsonite, Victoria’s Secret, Time Pieces, Phone Kiosk, Ermenegildo Zegna, Vakko Boutique, Micheal Kors, Türk Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone, Tobacco Market.

Showers, Salon & Spa

Hair Salon – Hairstyling is done at Bayram Bal Coiffeur. Location: Domestic Departures, landside, Mezzanine level Hours: unknown.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking

Smoking Area – There is a smoking area (airside). According to a reviewer, the area is not covered and not protected from the rain.

Airlines

As of May 2019, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Air Manas • Anadolu Jet • Atlasglobal • Azerbaijan Airlines • Buta Airways • Corendon Airlines • Emirates • Fly Baghdad • FlyDubai • Fly Nas • Iraqi Airways • Jordan Aviation • Nile Air • Pobeda • Qatar Airways • Royal Wings • Sunexpress • Turkish Airlines.



Transportation to Airport

The airport is well connected to the public bus system. To plan your route, visit the Istanbul Sabiha Airport website.

The following car rental companies are available at Istanbul Sabiha Airport Gökçen: Avis, Bostanci, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and more. Location: Arrivals Level.

Havataş travels between the airport and Kadıköy for 10 TL, or Taksim for 15 TL (as of May 2019). The white-colored Havataş shuttles operate from 3:30 AM – 1:00 AM, and can be found outside of the airport in front of the Arrivals exit, in front of the Point Hotel in Taksim (across from Taksim Divan Hotel) and at Kadıköy Pier.



Akmis Travel offers scheduled service between Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Bursa, Yalova, Gemlik, Sakarya, Kocaeli, Gebze or Karamürsel.

Taxis are available at the ground transportation area of the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Disabled Passengers

İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport has been designed to offer every comfort for providing a relaxed and safe flight to our disabled passengers.



For your questions about wheelchair service, please feel free to contact Acıbadem Mobil at +90 216 588 87 58 or if you are traveling with Turkish Airlines – Anadolujet contact Air clinic at +90 216 588 22 22; they would be more than willing to help you.

Facilities at the Terminals

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport offers you the following for a more comfortable flight:

  • Wheelchair Service at the International and Domestic Terminals (please contact your airline company before arrival)
  • Attendant staff, assisting you throughout the flight procedures and security checkpoints up to the aircraft, leading you until to your seat.
  • Pay phones with access for the disabled at the International and Domestic Terminals.


User-friendly Lavatories

Cash Machines (ATM) with access for the disabled.

Exclusive parking space at the car park for the disabled

Inter-Airport Service vehicles with access for the disabled.

Recommendations

For completing your procedures with no hassle, we recommend:

Arrive at the Terminal at your earliest. Complete all your procedures before check-in is closed.

Istanbul Airport Guide

The construction of the third airport started in 2015 with the scope of building a large airport in order to handle growing air traffic as Istanbul becoming an important hub for travelers and international airlines.

The first phase of the project had a soft opening on the 29th of October 2018 and this airport moved completely from Ataturk airport to prevent route heavy air traffic in 2019.



When all phases will be completed until 2027, it will be the largest airport in Europe with 6 runways and a capacity of 200 million passengers per year.

The project is run by a consortium called IGA, who will hold the managing rights of the airport for 25 years and they will deliver it to the Turkish State.

The airport is located 35 kilometers north of the city center (Taksim Square), by the shores of the Black Sea. It has a capacity of 20 million passengers per year.

Inside the Airport terminals there will be a hotel with a total of 451 rooms for overnight and hourly accommodation, several international and local restaurants, cafeterias and bars, a huge Duty Free area, several CIP – VIP and other lounges, a huge car park, several kiosks, conference halls, left baggage, hairdresser, photography service, shoe shiners, newsstands, grocery, florist, medical services, pharmacy, rent-a-cars, travel agents, airline ticket offices, banking offices and ATM’s etc.

There are many taxis, shuttle bus service to the city center, and a light railway (metro) to the city will be completed by 2020.

The international airport code is ISL. The airport is open 24 hours.



Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Istanbul Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. 

Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

The new Istanbul Airport opened in April 2019 and replaces the old Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which now operates cargo flights only. The airport currently has one terminal for both Domestic and International flights; however, the airport has only opened Phase I to date. 

Construction is expected to continue until 2027. The new terminal is currently the largest, single terminal building (under one roof) in the world and it is only going to grow. The airport advertises space for over 150 restaurants and cafes, plenty of shopping to pass the time and modern amenities to make your time at the airport fly by.



Where to Sleep

For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels located at and near the airport including one on-site which offers rooms both Landside and Airside. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide, we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door.

IGA Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, on the left after passport control.  Lounge Access: Pay at the Door



Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveler you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

Domestic Terminal – Turkish Airlines Lounge Domestic – Location: Landside

International Terminal – Turkish Airlines Lounge Miles & Smiles – Location: Airside • Turkish Airlines Business Lounge – Location: Airside.

Hotels Nearby

If sleeping in the new Istanbul Airport does not appeal to you, there are sleep cabins inside the airport and hotels nearby:

YOTEL Istanbul Hotel Landside – The landside/public zone section of the hotel offers 277 rooms and guests here have 24/7 access to the gym and self-service food and drinks. Day rooms are available in blocks of 4 hours. Location: Landside, Opposite Terminal Door Entrance 7.



YOTEL Istanbul Hotel Airside – The airside/secure zone section of the hotel offers 174 rooms with self-serve check-in. Day rooms are available in blocks of 4 hours. Location: Airside.

Durusu Club Hotel – Located 14km from the airport. Airport transportation may be available at a fee.

Park Inn by Radisson, Istanbul Airport, Odayeri – Located 15 km from the airport.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near the new Istanbul Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveler rating, and popularity.

Free WiFi is available at Istanbul Airport for one hour.  To connect, go to a login page and create an account.

Money

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available from seven different institutes. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are traveling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside in both the Domestic and International Areas.



Banking Services – Bank Branches are available at the airport. It appears as though services are available Landside and Airside in both the Domestic and International Areas.

Currency Exchange – Information not available; however, perhaps services are available at the airport’s banks. See Banking Services above.

Shopping

Duty Free & Shopping – UniFree Duty-Free is available offering a high-tech shopping experience including 3-D Hologram systems (think virtual shopping), rechargeable smart shopping baskets, mobile payment points and more. A good variety of additional shops are available to pass your time at the airport.

Over 1,000 domestic and international luxury brands present at the airport, offering customers “an unforgettable and extraordinary shopping experience”.

Moreover, the airport will offer a pre-order system so that passengers can buy online and collect items at the airport.



This 3-D Hologram system area is also available through digital applications, allowing passengers to try on makeup and cosmetic products both physically and through augmented reality technology.

The design of Duty-Free zone is inspired by the Bosphorus and features seven different sections, including the “Fashion Garden”, “Family Palace”, “High&Lux Hills: Fashion”, “High&Lux Hills: Jewelry and Watch”, “High&Lux Hills: Fashion and Accessories”, “Style Beach” and “Icon Gulf”.

Each section welcomes passengers with concept-related selective domestic and international brands offering a broad variety of products. The domestic and national brands have significant importance in this project.



For instance, Turkish flagship brands such as D&R, Desa, Vakko, Mavi, Atasay, Zen Pırlanta, Yargıcı, Saat&Saat, Rue, Damat&Tween, D’s Damat, Luzdemia, Tamer Tanca and TNC Butik, Emnana, Guard Leather, İpekyol, Machka, US Polo, Pierre Cardin, Cacharel, Dogo, Lambend, Brandy’s and Penti, will be on display.

In addition to local brands, passengers could also find luxurious brands, such as Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Celine, Christian Dior, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Hermes, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Saint Laurent Paris.

Family Services

Baby Care Facilities – Available throughout the airport.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Airside, Departures Level in the Playland.

Nursing Rooms – If you wish to nurse your baby in privacy, there are dedicated rooms located next to most of the public toilets where you can do so. Baby change facilities are also provided.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink – At the time of this update, we do not know if any food and drinks options are available 24 hours a day. The airport offers a good variety to choose from both Landside and Airside and will eventually offer 150 restaurants/coffee shops. If you can confirm a 24 hours food option, click here to update this airport guide.



International Terminal – Airside: Burger King, Brewmark, Carl’s Jr, Crousty Co, Çay Saati, Deli Auxpain, Efes Kiosk, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Gourmet Trilogy, H Quick, Mood Up, Mvnch, Plus Kitchen, Popeyes, Refresh, Sbarro, Simit Sarayı, Sincerely Yogurt, Starbucks, Taze Fresh, Tickerdaze, Via Café, Yo! Sushi

Domestic Terminal – Airside: Burger King, Çay Saati, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Starbucks

Landside: Burger King, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Mvnch, Popeyes, Sbarro, Seferi, Simit Sarayı, Turcuisine

Luggage

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Öztürk Luggage Storage offers services in the International Area, Landside, Arrivals Area. Rates and hours: unknown.



Luggage Wrapping – QuickWrap offers services in the Landside, Departures Area of both the Domestic and International Areas. Rates and hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that mobile charging is available at every gate under the seats.  (May 2019)

Medical Services:

Pharmacy – Two are available: The Airport Pharmacy (International Terminal, Landside, Departures Area) • Melike Sultan Pharmacy (International Terminal, Landside, Arrivals Area).

Prayer Rooms:

Prayer Rooms – There are 22 rooms available for men and 22 rooms available for women. Locations: unknown.



Rest Zones – A reader tells us: “The new Istanbul Airport has “Nap Zones” in the International terminal. There is one near Gate D section. There may also be others. They are equipped with day beds.

Showers, Salon & Spa

Showers – Freshen up in between flights.  Showers are available in the following area:

IGA Lounge – Landside: Airside.  See Airport Lounges above.

YOTEL Landside Hotel – Location: Landside.  See Airport Hotels above.

Airlines:

As of April 2019, New Istanbul Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aeroflot • Afriqiyah Airways • Air Albania • Air Algerie • Air Astana • Air France • Ariana Afghan Airlines • ATA Airlines • AtlasGlobal • Air Moldova • Asiana Airlines • Azerbaijan Airlines • Belavia • British Airways • Buraq Air • China Southern Airlines • Corendon Airlines • Egyptair • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Finnair • Fly Baghdad • Gulf Air • IndiGo • Iran Air • Iraqi Airways • Jazeera Airways • Kam Air • KLM • Korean Air • Kuwait Airways • LOT • Lufthansa • Libyan Airlines • Libyan Wings • Mahan Air • Meraj Airlines • Middle East Airlines • Nouvelair • Oman Air • Onur Air • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Qeshm Air • Rossiya Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Saudia • Singapore Airlines • Somon Air • SCAT Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Taban Air • TAROMA • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Turkmenistan Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • Uzbekistan Airways• Zagros Airlines.



Transportation to Airport

Bus: Whether you are looking for a local bus or a luxury coach bus, the airport is well connected. Havaist offers luxury passenger (with luggage) transportation and connects every 15 and 40 minutes to/from the airport. They offer connections on 20 different lines.

Local bus transportation is also available to a variety of destinations at a lower price. For rates, schedules and to plan your route, visit the Istanbul Airport website.



Taxi: Services are available 24 hours a day. Three services are provided: black “E” type, blue “D” type, and orange “C” type taxis. No further information is available.

Metro: A connection to the light railway metro system which will connect the airport to the city center is expected to be completed in 2020.

Disabled Passengers

Facilities for Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRMs) at the airport

Our airport provides fast, safe and comfortable services for PRMs (visually impaired, physically-challenged, etc.) since they enter the terminal building until they board the aircraft, in line with the enacted laws and regulations on DGCA’s PRM-friendly Airport.

The Airport Operator, Ground Handling Services Companies and Airlines are in charge of the implementation of the procedures and principles regarding the services for PRMs.



Passenger Information Kiosks and Info Gates

There are 21 passenger information kiosks within the airport. The departures floor has 10, transit passengers floor has 5, the arrivals floor has 4, the metro exit and plaza area have 2 kiosks. Braille alphabet is encoded on all kiosks for our visually-impaired passengers. In each shift, an Info Gate officer who knows sign language is assigned.



Terminal Staff

Security and personnel to be assigned to information desks are provided special training on equality for individuals with disabilities, awareness on disabilities, code of conduct towards PRMs and sign language.

Arriving and Departing Passengers

There are special entry-exit areas and walking zones for PRMs arriving at and departing from the airport.

Security Checkpoints

All security checkpoints are equipped with X-ray devices to facilitate the security checks of PRMs.



Parking

In the parking area, 5% of the total parking capacity is reserved as a parking space for PRMs. All PRM parking spaces are located in parallel to and on the right and left sides of the elevators in two lanes. The PRM parking space is 4 meters in width and labeled with a disabled parking sign.

Directions

The direction signs indicate architectural arrangements made for PRMs and include clear symbols/pictograms for the mentally-challenged passengers.



Telephones

On the departures floor, one out of four payphones meets the height standard of 90-110 cm. These telephones are located within each payphone group located at both the landside and the airside.

Elevators and Escalators

All elevators in the terminal building are in compliance with the standards for normal passengers and PRMs. The elevators are equipped with Turkish and English audio warning system and Braille alphabet is encoded on the buttons.

There is a maneuver area of at least 170×170 cm in front of the elevators. Elevators are close to all stair groups within the terminal. There are elevators available for PRMs on each of the 77 passenger boarding bridges boarded to the terminal building.



Restrooms and Washrooms

The terminal has 131 PRM-friendly restrooms and 63 restrooms for the airport staff with disabilities. All accessible restrooms are equipped with assistance calls and emergency buttons.

Braille alphabet and grab bars are available at all PRM-friendly restrooms. The ground clearance heights of washbasins and toilet bowls are less than 75 cm and 50 cm, respectively. There are also PRM-friendly washrooms for ablution.



Ramps and Doors

PRMs can access all floors via elevators. The slope of the EU countries passenger ramp connecting the landing deck to the arrivals floor is less than 12%. The EU countries passenger ramp is suitable for wheelchair access.

All doors within the terminal are wider than 150 cm in compliance with the disability standards set by the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) and enable tandem passage of PRMs and their attendants. The thresholds at doorways enable battery-operated vehicles to pass without tripping.

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