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Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

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Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is one of the two international airports serving in Istanbul. The airport has been the world's fastest growing airport for five consecutive years.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)

Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the first step towards the Advanced Technology Industry Park project, which shall serve the country in numerous fields such as transportation, foreign trade, aviation and technology, shall act as a leader for conversion of the region into a technology base in the future.

The airport is located on the Anatolian shore of Istanbul at Pendik / Kurtkoy, at a distance of 40 km to Kadikoy, 12 km to Pendik and 50 km to Taksim. It has a really convenient traffic in terms of transportation with its 1.5 km connection to the TEM motorway. The Haydarpasa-Gebze Express is available departing from Pendik Train Station. There are also regular suburban services.

The airport codes:
IATA Code: SAW
ICAO Code: LTFJ

Public Transportation

Public transportation departs from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to central Istanbul. There are many ways to travel from Sabiha Gokcen Airport into the several main locations of Istanbul such as Sultanahmet, Taksim, Eminonu, Beyazit, Esenler, Harem, Bakırkoy, Yesilkoy, Tuzla, by taxi, HAVAS services or the public bus services.

Features and Services

  • 112 checkin counters, 24 CUSS checkin kiosks
  • 50 passport counters each for incoming and outgoing passengers
  • 5000 m2 food court for cafes and restaurants belonging to the leading food and beverage brands
  • 4500 m2 duty free shopping area is run by SETUR and occupies a space of 3300 m2 and 1200 m2 in the departures and arrivals halls respectively
  • 3 apron viewing lounges and CIP halls
  • A two storey VIP building with terminal connection
  • 400 m2 conference center
  • A four storey car park with a capacity of about 4718 vehicles and 72 buses
  • A four storey airport hotel with 128 rooms, adjacent to the terminal and with separate entrances at air and ground sides
  • Multi aircraft parking system, allowing synchronized service to 8 aircrafts with large fuselages or 16 middle sized fuselage aircrafts
  • EDS (Explosives Detection Systems) baggage screening



Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul