ⓘ Ankara Esenboğa Airport

Ankara Esenboğa Airport

ⓘ Ankara Esenboğa Airport

Ankara Esenboğa Airport is the international airport of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It has been operating since 1955. In 2017, the airport has served more than 15 million passengers in total, 13 million of which were domestic passengers. It ranked 4th in terms of total passenger traffic, 3rd in terms of domestic passenger traffic among airports in Turkey.


1. Overview

The airport is located northeast of Ankara, 28 km 17 mi from the city center. The airport is connected with Kızılay the city center and Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal Turkish: Ankara Sehirlerarası Terminal Isletmesi, ASTI by EGO city bus number 442 from 6 am to 11pm. Transportation to the city center is also by taxi around TRY 90 one way, metered and through the Havas bus line approximately TRY 12.5 one way. The road between Esenboğa airport and the Ankara ring road was expanded during the summer of 2006, decreasing the driving time between the city center and the airport by several minutes.

The name of the airport comes from the village of Esenboğa the ğ is silent, which literally means "Windflowing Bull" or "Serene Bull", the modernized form of Isen Buga, the name of a Turkic warlord in the army of Timur who settled his troops here during the Battle of Ankara in 1402.

Esenboğa International Airport was awarded as the best airport in Europe by ACI Europe Airport Council International and the award presented to airport officials on 17 June 2009 in Manchester. The award is given in 4 categories every year and Esenboğa was in 5–10 million per annum category. It is the first time an ACI award was granted to a Turkish Airport. According to ACI-Europe, "As with number of the top candidates in this category, the airport excels in all the keys areas of operations, however the judges singled it out for its work in the area of environmental innovation, securing an incredible 25% energy savings stemming from its recycling of exhaust gases to power its air conditioning plants."

A new parallel runway is under construction to the east of the terminal building. Upon the completion, the current runway 03R/21L will be resigned as 03C/21C and the new runway will receive the latters former designation.


2. Terminals

Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal constructed under "Build-Operate-Transfer" model has been completed within a record time; a year earlier than the committed completion date. Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal, which went into operation on October 16, 2006 with a capacity of 10 million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand m2 area. A new general aviation terminal with 469 m 2 5.048 sq ft area has been opened on January 2012 to service private and business jets.

The New Domestic and International Terminals, opened in 2006, feature 168.000 m 2 1.808.337 sq ft area, 10.000.000 passenger/year capacity, 18 ea. passenger bridges, 105 check-in counters, 34 passport counters, a parking facility with 123.000 m 2 1.323.961 sq ft area and 4.000 vehicles capacity.


3. Aviation accidents and incidents at or near the airport

  • 1964 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash
  • 1982 Esenboğa International Airport attack
  • Turkish Airlines Flight 835
  • Turkish Airlines Flight 158
  • Scandinavian Airlines System Flight 871
  • 1979 Turkish Airlines Ankara crash
  • registration TC - KOP, on a scheduled domestic flight from Esenboğa Airport ESB LTAC in Ankara to Adana Airport ADA LTAF flew into the Bolkar Mountains on approach
  • Turkish Airlines Flight 158, a Boeing 727 - 200 landing failure, in Ankara Esenboğa airport caught fire.45 deaths 2 March Three free trade zones were created
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  • flight departed from Ankara Esenboğa International Airport bound for London Heathrow Airport via Istanbul Ataturk International Airport IATA: IST, ICAO:
  • secondary hubs at Istanbul Sabiha Gokçen International Airport and Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Turkish Airlines has been a member of the Star Alliance
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  • returned to Turkey in 1949, he worked in the construction of Esenboğa International Airport Ankara for a year. In 1950, he founded Tekfen Holding with Nihat

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