Ankara Esenboğa International Airport

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

Ankara Esenboga 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 Airport (ESB) has won several awards including the Best Airport award in 2009 by Airport Council Europe (ACI). 

General Information about Ankara Esenboga Airport

The following table is an overview of ESB Airport indicated below:

AirportAnkara Esenboga Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerGeneral Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
OperatorTAV Airports
Built In (Year)1955
ServesAnkara, Turkey
Ankara Esenboga Airport CodeESB
Hubs forAnadoluJetPegasus Airlines
Ankara Esenboga Airport TerminalsTwo terminals: Domestic and International
Ankara Esenboga International Airport Runway2
Ankara Esenboga International Airport Coordinates40°07′41″N 032°59′42″E
Ankara Esenboga Airport AddressBalıkhisar Mh., Özal Bulvarı, Akyurt/Ankara, Türkiye
Official Phone Number90 312 590 40 00
Elevation3,125 ft / 953 m

Ankara Esenboga 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 Esenboga Airport ESB is a public airport located at a height of 953 meters above sea level. 


Ankara Esenboga Airport Map

The Ankara Esenboga Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Runways

Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) features two runways: 

03R-21L12,303 ft197 ftAsphaltYes
03L-21R12,303 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

These two runways handle 117,820 aircraft movements annually. 

Ankara Esenboga Airport Terminal

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) features two terminals for domestic and international operations. This facility was built in 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)

Some of the closest airports to ESB Airport are:

  • 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 

Airlines Operating from Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB)

The following airlines operate from Ankara Esenboga Airport:

  • AnadoluJet
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines
  • Buta Airways
  • Corendon Airlines
  • Fly Baghdad
  • Iran Air
  • Iraqi Airways
  • Kam Air
  • Mahan Air
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Saudia
  • SunExpress

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