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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Code IST

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 40°58'36"N / 28°48'52"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: LTBA
Observation Time: 25/03/2021 12:10 pm

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About Istanbul Ataturk Airport Code

Istanbul Ataturk Airport code is IST. This three-letter IATA code is derived from the name of the airport itself. Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) is located at a height of 50 meters above sea level. 

The previous Istanbul Ataturk Airport code was IST. 

About Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) is nestled in the heart of Istanbul. It was one of the busiest commercial airports in the country until 2019. This facility is now open to only cargo, air taxis, and business flights.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport first started its operations in 1912 as a military field. It was previously called Yesilkoy Airport and was renamed Ataturk International Airport (IST) after the first president of the Republic of Turkey. 

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) Runway

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) is serviced by a single runway: 

05/23 2,580 m (grooved asphalt)

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) Terminals

This airport had two terminals: International Terminal and Domestic Terminal. They are both out of operations nowadays. 

Cargo Terminal

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) is serviced by a single Cargo Terminal. 

Nearest Airports to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) 

Istanbul Airport 39 km 

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 55 km 

Eskisehir Anadolu Airport 193 km  

Burgas Airport 336 km 

Major Cargo Airlines Operating from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)

EgyptAir Cargo

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo

FedEx Express

Hong Kong Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo

MNG Airlines

Qatar Airways Cargo

Silk Way Airlines

Turkish Cargo

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
05-23 8,530 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
17R-35L 9,843 ft 148 ft Concrete Yes
17L-35R 9,843 ft 148 ft Concrete 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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