Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL)

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL) 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.

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

General Information about Istanbul Ataturk Airport

The following table is an overview of Istanbul Ataturk Airport indicated below:

AirportIstanbul Ataturk Airport
Airport TypeDefunct
OwnerGeneral Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
OperatorTAV Airports
Built In (Year)1912
ServesIstanbul, Turkey
Ataturk Airport CodeISL
Istanbul Ataturk Airport Terminals2
Atatürk Airport Runway1
Atatürk Airport Coordinates40°58′34″N 028°48′51″E
Istanbul Ataturk Airport AddressYeşilköy, 34149 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Türkiye
Official Website
Elevation163 ft / 50 m

Ataturk Airport code

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


Istanbul Ataturk Airport Map

The Istanbul Ataturk Airport location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey. 

Explore the interactive Ataturk Airport Route Map:

Airlines Operating from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL)

The following airlines operate from Ataturk Airport :

  • EgyptAir Cargo
  • Ethiopian Airlines Cargo
  • FedEx Express
  • Hong Kong Air Cargo
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • MNG Airlines
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Silk Way Airlines
  • Turkish Cargo

Nearest Airports to Istanbul Ataturk Airport ISL 

Some of the closest airports to Istanbul Ataturk Airport are:

  • Istanbul Airport – 39 km 
  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport – 55 km 
  • Eskisehir Anadolu Airport – 193 km  
  • Burgas Airport – 336 km 

Ataturk Airport Terminals

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

Cargo Terminal

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

Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL) Runway

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

NameLength (mtr)Length (ft)SurfaceLighted

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: