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Istanbul New Airport Code IST

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 34283

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 41°16'31"N / 28°45'6"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: LTFM
Observation Time: 11/05/2021 12:44 pm

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About Istanbul New Airport Code

Istanbul New Airport code is IST. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of Istanbul city in Turkey. Its elevation above sea level is 99 meters above sea level. 

About Istanbul New Airport (IST)

Istanbul New Airport (IST) is located in the heart of Turkey’s Arnavutkoy district that falls on the European side of the country. This airport has been launched recently and all the commercial traffic has been transferred to it from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Istanbul Ataturk Airport was once the primary airport. 

Istanbul New Airport (IST) is regarded as one of the busiest airports in the world with a capacity of 200 million passengers from all over the world annually. 

Istanbul New Airport (IST) Terminals

This facility has one terminal that is manned by 3,500 security personnel and 1,850 police. 

Istanbul New Airport (IST) Runways

There are four runways at the airport: 

16L/34R 3,750m asphalt 

16R/34L 3,750m asphalt 

17L/35R 4,100m asphalt 

17R/35L 4,100m asphalt

These runways handle 185,642 aircraft operations and 869,289 tonnes of cargo every year. 

Nearest Airports to Istanbul New Airport (IST)

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport 51 km 

Tekirdag Corlu Airport  111 km 

Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station 150 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Istanbul New Airport (IST)

Aegean Airlines


Afriqiyah Airways

Air Albania

Air Algerie

Air Astana

Air France

Air Moldova

Asiana Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
16R-34L 12,303 ft 196 ft Asphalt Yes
16L-34R 12,303 ft 147 ft Asphalt Yes
17R-35L 13,451 ft 147 ft Asphalt Yes
17L-35R 13,451 ft 196 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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