İstanbul Airport -LTFM
is the new main international airport serving Istanbul. It has been operating since 2018 and it ranks 1st among airports in Turkey. The Istanbul Airport, built on an area of 76,5 million square meters aims to be a global hub between the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. The airport is located to the northwest of Istanbul, by the Black Sea shore, about 40 km from the city center.
The airport is still undergoing development phases and the target is to reach a capacity of 200 million passengers, once all the phases of the airport are operational. Currently the development Phase 1 is completed. As of Phase 1, Istanbul Airport with its terminal building of 1.4 million m2, multistorey carpark with 18,000 cars’ capacity, and 5 runways in active operation has currently a passenger capacity of 90 Million.
The airport currently has 5 parallel runways, 3 of which are CAT II/III. The configuration allows 3 parallel landings and take offs possible.
The airport is currently replacing the previous main airport of İstanbul, LTBA İstanbul Atatürk Airport, which is still operating with one runway for cargo and GA flights.
The airport is a hub for Turkish Airlines and Anadolu Jet.