Travelling to İstanbul

The most appropriate way to reach İstanbul is by air for participants who will be able to attend from directions mentioned below.

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İstanbul has two international airports, Ataturk International Airport (the main airport- the European Side) and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (Asian Side).

airport_ataturkAtaturk International Airport

  • 650 – 700 aircraft are handled every day
  • Approximately 70.000 passengers are served daily
  • In peak periods, these figures rise to 95.000 -100.000 passengers and 900-950 arrivals and departures daily.
  • Avoiding the necessity to check-in baggage separately for transfers and is capable of handling 15.000 pieces an hour automatically.
  • Two golf cars are currently in service between the Domestic and International Terminals for passenger transfers. The elderly and disabled take priority.


airport_sabihaSabiha Gökçen International Airport

  • Located on the Anatolian shore of İstanbul at Pendik / Kurtkoy.
  • At a distance of 40 km to Kadikoy.
  • 12 km to Pendik and 50 km to Taksim.
  • It has a really convenient traffic in terms of transportation with its 1.5 km connection to the TEM motorway.