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Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Istanbul Airport

Istanbul in a nutshell

Krystof Hajek updated 16. 2. 2024

The new Istanbul Airport has been operating since 2019, when all traffic from Atatürk Airport was moved here. It has also changed its IATA code commonly used in flight schedules and on tickets to "IST". The airport will continue to expand its area in the coming years and aspires to become the largest air port in the world.

It is located approximately 50 km northwest of the centre of Istanbul and is home to Turkish Airlines.

For information on the second of Istanbul's airports, visit the airport page Sabiha Gökcen SAW.

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Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.