Antalya Airport is one of the biggest and more importantly, busiest airports in Turkey. With both domestic and international flights, it is one of the first places for tourists to stop from all around the world. Due to the mid of summer season, we intend you to know more about Antalya Airport at the busiest time of the year. Enjoy it!
Since it is the summer season, many national and abroad tourists are visiting Turkey. So, in our feuilleton, we would like to introduce you to some of the most-known airports in Turkey, -such as the Istanbul Airport in our previous article. (You should strongly be recommended to glance at it if you haven’t yet!)
History of Antalya Airport
The airport was built to accommodate the millions of passengers who come to Turkey’s Mediterranean beaches in summer. It consists of two international terminals and one domestic terminal. The construction of International Terminal 1 started in 1996 by Bayindir Holding and it was ready for service on 1 April 1998. International Terminal 2 was opened in 2005 and the domestic terminal was opened in 2010. The airport is operated by Fraport TAV Antalya A.S., a joint venture between Fraport AG and TAV Airports.
¤ In July 2011 the airport was selected as Best Airport in Europe (10–25-million-passenger category) by Airports Council International (ACI).
In 2003 the airport handled 10 million passengers, representing an increase of 78% since 1998. According to ACI statistics, Antalya Airport ranked 30th in 2005, 2008 and 2009 for international passenger traffic. In 2008, AYT was the world’s 30th-busiest airport in international passengers traffic. In 2009, AYT also held its 30th spot in that category among world airports, with 15,210,733 international passengers. By the end of 2010, it rose to the 23rd spot with over 18 million international passengers.
Antalya Airport (AYT)
Find all the information regarding Antalya Airport (go to link): Flights (Departures, Arrivals and Airlines), Parking, Accommodation, Car hire, Transport and other information about the Antalya airport. Plan your travel from or to Antalya Airport with the information provided in this article.
Antalya Airport (IATA: AYT ICAO: LTAI) is located 13 kms far from Antalya city centre, in the south-west of Turkey. Antalya is the primary touristic destination on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. More than 27 million passengers used the airport in 2015, 20 million were international passengers.
The airport is close to the main important touristic resorts on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, such as Alanya, Anamur and Manavgat. The airport is connected to Antalya city centre via the D400 road (Gazi Bulvarı) and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes by car.
Antalya is the touristic capital of the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is the capital of the province of Antalya and gives its name to one of the largest gulfs of the Turkish coast, the Gulf of Antalya. The population is more than 1.100,000 inhabitants. Situated on a cliff over the Mediterranean, Antalya is surrounded by mountains, and there are some waterfalls such as Duden, Manavgat and Kursunlu.
The main attractions of the city include the buildings and elements of Lycia, Pamphylia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, Seljuks and the Ottoman Empire. Kaleici, with its narrow streets and buildings Turks and Greeks, is the old town of Antalya, now full of hotels, gift shops and bars. The new hotels are mainly located on the very famous beaches of Konyaaltı, Lara and Karpuzkaldıran.
Antalya Airport’s Terminals
Antalya Airport has three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and the Domestic Terminal.
Has three floors with gates from 8 to 15. The ground floor has the Check-In Hall (departures) and the Baggage Claim Hall (arrivals). The second floor has a restaurant and shop services.
It is the new International Building. On the ground floor has the baggage claim hall. On the first floor, there is passport control and gates 63 and 64. On the second floor, there are gates 60-62 and 65-67.
Domestic Terminal (T3) Serves domestic flights. It has a bus gate are and a check-in hall and the baggage claim hall on the ground floor, on the second floor there are gates from 4 to 7, all included. Both terminals serve about 40% of all tourists coming to Turkey by air.
Antalya Airport in Numbers
– 2 International Terminals (T1 and T2)
– 1 Domestic Terminal (T3)
– 3 runways
– 35 Million of passengers capacity
– In 2015 the airport handled more than 27 million passengers
– It is located 8.1 miles northeast of the city center of Antalya
– It is one of the main airports in the region, with relevant importance during the spring and summer seasons
– Antalya airport is one of the major airports in the southwest of the country
Busyness Rate of Antalya Airport in Numbers
Antalya Airport handled 27,724,249 passengers in 2015, 20 million of them were international travellers. These numbers rank the airport among the 30 busiest airports worldwide in terms of international traffic.
The rapid growth of Antalya airport could be seen with the following data:
The year 2002 – 10 Million
The year 2005 – 15 Million
The year 2010 – 22 Million
The year 2015 – 27 Million
And it can be claimed that the number of passengers is going to increase during the next years according to the numbers.
Lost and Found Office of antalya Airport
Terminal 1 & Domestic Terminal
Phone: ☎ +90 (242) 444 7423 – Extension 3129
Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30h to 18:00h. Weekends: From 08:30h to 17:00h.
Phone: ☎ +90 (242) 444 7423 – Extension 4129
Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30h to 18:00h. Weekends: From 08:30h to 17:00h.
Local Transportation from or to Antalya Airport
Public Bus to and from Antalya airport
Number 600 and 800 public buses shuttle departure every 30 minutes from the airport. Number 600 public bus shuttle line arrives in Antalya Bus Station by passing through the city centre. From there, you can maintain your trip to other regional cities with interline buses to Bodrum, Ankara, Adana, etc. On the other hand, Number 800 goes to Harbour (city centre). Double ticket schedule is applied on buses.
Taxi service of Antalya Airport
There is continuous taxi service at Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and domestic flights. For the “price list”, click the link.
Getting by Tramway to or from Antalya Airport
With the infrastructure completed in the first half of 2016, the rail system transportation extending to terminal 1 and domestic lines has been started as of July 2016. Infrastructure works for tramway access to Terminal 2 area are in progress. Tramline; starting from Kepez Fatih Station, Bus Station, Calli, Sarampol, Ismet Pasha, East Garage, Square, Aspendos Boulevard, Serik Street, Airport line follow. On the way out from Antalya Airport, it continues its route on Serik Street and reaches the Expo 2016 fairground in the Aksu district. The return route; is in the opposite direction to the departure route.
Car Rental services in Antalya Airport
Once arrived at Antalya Airport you will probably need to get your own vehicle to move around the coast of Antalya, Turkey. At both terminals of the airport, you can easily find companies offering rental car services. The companies listed below have their own offices in the airport:
– National (Yes Oto Kiralama ve Turizm Yatirimlari A.S.): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 35 57
– Europcar (Efa Motorlu Araçlar ve Turizm A.S.): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 30 68
– Hertz (Asya Nakliyat ve Dis Ticaret Ltd. Sti.): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 34 65
– Budget (Otokoç Otomotiv Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S.): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 33 95
– Avis (Otokoç Otomotiv Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 30 73
– Filo (Burcu Turizm ve Oto Kiralama Tic.A.S): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 30 90
– Ay-Tu (Ay-Tu Turizm Tic. Ithalat Ihracat Ltd. Sti): Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 31 10
– Travelium (Travelium Car Rental):Tel: ☎ +(90) 242 330 30 53
- For the link to the website, please go to ⇒ https://www.antalya-airport.com/car-rental.php
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