Flight Operations To Istanbul


Flight Operations to Istanbul

UAS Operations | - 03/09/2020
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Flight Operations to Istanbul: Istanbul is one of the great travel hubs of Europe. The main international airport serving the city, the impressive Istanbul New Airport, opened in October 2018. Ataturk International Airport, once the main gateway to the city, closed to commercial traffic in 2019 and is now open for GA activities, maintenance, diplomatic and state aircraft. Here’s what you should know about both airports.

Istanbul New Airport 

  • Coordinates: N41-16.5 / E028-45.1
  • Elevation: 122 FT / 37 M
  • Magnetic variation: 05E
  • Time zone: UTC +3
  • Location: 50km (over 30 miles) from downtown on the European side of the city

Ataturk International Airport

  • Coordinates: N40-58.6 / E028-48.9
  • Elevation: 163 FT / 50 M
  • Magnetic variation: 05E
  • Location: Approximately 23km from downtown 

Operational Information 

  • Slots are required
  • 24-hour customs, immigration, and CIQ facilities for GA
  • Parking and hangarage are available
  • Jet fuel and in-flight catering are available


For all visa information for passengers and crew, click here.

To apply for your e-visa for Turkey, click here.


The following hotels are located around 5-minutes from LTBB

  • Courtyard Istanbul Airport
  • Elite Business Hotel
  • Pullman Istanbul
  • Polat Renaissance
  • Radisson Blu Airport

For support with your flight operations to Istanbul, contact UAS