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Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Code ESB

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 06970

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 40°7'41"N / 32°59'42"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: LTAC
Observation Time: 07/05/2021 11:04 am

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About Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Code

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport code is ESB. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from the name of the airport itself. Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) is a public airport located at a height of 953 meters above sea level. 

About Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB)

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) has been Turkey’s gateway to the world of wonders since 1955. It is the country’s one of the busiest airports serving over 15 million passengers annually out of which 13 million are domestic passengers.

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport derives its name from the Ankara capital city, which means Serene Bull. This facility also shares its name with the famous Turkic Warlord. Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) has won several awards including the best airport award in 2009 by Airport Council Europe (ACI). 

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) Runways

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) features two runways: 

03R/21L 3,750m asphalt

03L/21R 3,750m asphalt

These two runways handle 117,820 aircraft movements annually. 

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) Terminal

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) features two terminals for domestic and international operations. 

This facility was built in a record time with a capacity to handle over 10 million passengers annually. It hosts a general aviation terminal that is used by private and business jets. 

Nearest Airports to Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB)

Kastamonu Airport 91.44 miles 

Zonguldak Airport 106.41 miles 

Eskisehir Airport 130.03 miles 

Anadolu University Airport 132.96 miles 

Merzifon Airport 141.34 miles 

Major Airlines Operating from Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB)


Ariana Afghan Airlines

Buta Airways

Corendon Airlines

Fly Baghdad

Iran Air

Iraqi Airways

Kam Air

Mahan Air

Pegasus Airlines

Qatar Airways



Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
03R-21L 12,303 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
03L-21R 12,303 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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