Adana Şakirpaşa Airport

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Adana Airport

Adana Havalimanı
Adana Airport arrivals.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerRepublic of Turkey
OperatorGeneral Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
ServesCilicia region
LocationAdana, Turkey
Focus city forPegasus Airlines
Elevation AMSL65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates36°58′55″N 035°16′49″E / 36.98194°N 35.28028°E / 36.98194; 35.28028Coordinates: 36°58′55″N 035°16′49″E / 36.98194°N 35.28028°E / 36.98194; 35.28028
ADA is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
ADA is located in Europe
ADA (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,750 9,022 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers5,054,183 Decrease -10.0%
Cargo (tons)2,436 Decrease -2.0%
Aircraft movements40,680 Decrease -1.0%[1]
Sources: DHMİ[2] and DAFIF[3][4]

Adana Airport or Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Turkish: Adana Havalimanı) (IATA: ADA, ICAO: LTAF) is an international airport located in Adana, Turkey. The airport serves mainly to the Cilicia region, and in a lesser extent to the provinces surrounding Cilicia, due to its frequent domestic flight schedule and several flights to international destinations. With 5.1 million passengers in 2019,[5] it is the sixth-busiest airport in Turkey. Opened in 1937, Şakirpaşa Airport is the oldest airport in Turkey that is still in public service.


Adana Airport was constructed on a farmland at the Şakirpaşa area, 2.3 km west of the historical city centre. It was opened to service as a civil-military airport in 1937 and became a full civil airport in 1956.

Passenger traffic at Adana Airport is doubled since 2011, hitting a record in 2018 with 5,630,674 passengers.[6] Due to economical downturn in Turkey, total number of passenger dropped for the first time in 10 years in 2019 with 10 percent. There are 436 weekly departures to 23 routes from the airport, connecting the region to 8 destinations in Turkey, 11 in Germany, 3 in the Middle East and one in N.Cyprus. Ercan is the shortest (40 min.), Hamburg is the longest route (4 hours). Route to both airports in İstanbul, is one of the busiest in Turkey, with 201 departures weekly, almost half of the total flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AnadoluJet Ankara, Ercan, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Corendon Airlines[7] Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn,[8] Düsseldorf (begins 14 May 2021),[9] Hannover,[8] Münster/Osnabrück,[7] Nuremberg[8]
Pegasus AirlinesAntalya, Düsseldorf, Ercan, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Trabzon, Van
Seasonal: Bodrum, Cologne/Bonn, Dalaman
Qatar Airways Doha[10]
SunExpress[11] Antalya, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Izmir
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Berlin–Tegel, Düsseldorf,[12] Frankfurt,[12] Hannover,[12] Munich,[13] Stuttgart[12]


Passenger figures[edit]

International Terminal
Domestic Terminal
Check-in counters
Adana Şakirpaşa Airport passenger traffic statistics
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2019 4,309,453 Decrease -13% 744,730 Increase 6% 5,054,183 Decrease -10%
2018 4,929,255 Decrease -0.6% 701,419 Increase 8.0% 5,630,674 Increase 0.4%
2017 4,960,627 Increase 2.0% 649,549 Decrease -9.0% 5,610,176 Increase 0.4%
2016 4,884,395 Increase 7.0% 710,235 Decrease -2.0% 5,594,630 Increase 5.0%
2015 4,643,199 Increase 14.0% 726,061 Increase 15.0% 5,369,260 Increase 15.0%
2014 4,057,291 Increase 8.0% 630,203 Increase 12.0% 4,687,494 Increase 9.0%
2013 3,754,227 Increase 20.0% 561,551 Decrease -11.0% 4,315,778 Increase 15.0%
2012 3,136,143 Increase 18.0% 628,014 Increase 7.0% 3,764,157 Increase 16.0%
2011 2,651,873 Increase 9.7% 589,094 Increase 39.1% 3,240,967 Increase 14.1%
2010 2,417,630 Increase 17% 423,540 Increase 2% 2,841,170 Increase 14.0%

Route statistics[edit]

Direct routes from Adana Airport[14]
City Airport Weekly departures
(June 2016)
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul (Pendik) Sabiha Gökçen Airport 104 Pegasus Airlines, Anadolu Jet
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul (Arnavutköy) Istanbul Airport 97 Turkish Airlines, Onur Air
Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya Antalya Airport 47 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express,
Northern Cyprus North Nicosia Ercan Airport 35 Pegasus Airlines
Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport 33 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express
Flag of Turkey.svg Ankara Ankara Esenboğa Airport 31 Anadolu Jet
Flag of Turkey.svg Diyarbakır Diyarbakır Airport 14
Flag of Lebanon.svg Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport 13
Flag of Turkey.svg Bodrum Milas-Bodrum Airport 11 Pegasus Airlines
Flag of Germany.svg Cologne/Bonn Cologne Bonn Airport 9 Sun Express, Pegasus Airlines
Flag of Turkey.svg Trabzon Trabzon Airport 7 Pegasus Airlines
Flag of Turkey.svg Van Ferit Melen Airport 7 Pegasus Airlines
Flag of Iraq.svg Erbil Erbil International Airport 5
Flag of Germany.svg Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport 5 Turkish Airlines
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport 4 Flynas
Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport 4 Sun Express
Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport 3 Sun Express, Turkish Airlines
Flag of Germany.svg Bremen Bremen Airport 1 Germania
Flag of Germany.svg Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 1 Sun Express
Flag of Germany.svg Hamburg Hamburg Airport 1 Turkish Airlines
Flag of Germany.svg Hannover Hannover Airport 1 Sun Express
Flag of Germany.svg Munich Munich Airport 1 Sun Express
Flag of Germany.svg Münster/Osnabrück Münster Osnabrück International Airport 1 Germania
Flag of Germany.svg Nuremberg Nuremberg Airport 1 Onur Air

Ground transportation[edit]

Local buses/minibuses, coaches, airline shuttles, trains and taxi serve ground transportation to or close to the airport.

Buses and coaches[edit]

Line Destination
 135  Balcalı
 159  Çukurova
 125  Beyceli
 401-407  Taşköprü/Ceyhan
 Havaş  Mersin

Adana Metropolitan Municipality local buses #135 and #159, run from the airport to the neighbourhoods of Seyhan, Çukurova and Sarıçam. Bus #159 is a 35-minute interval service that connects airport to the old town, metro (Vilayet station), Central railway station, and routes further north, ending in Kurttepe, close to the lake.[15] Bus #135 is an hourly service to Balcalı (Çukurova University).[16]

Several local buses and minibuses that run east-west on the D400 state road, stop at the Airport intersection, 800 metres north of the airport terminals.

Coach transport to the provinces surrounding Cilicia, run from the Central Coach Terminal, 3.9 km west of the airport entrance. Coach companies' shuttle services from the city centre to the Central Coach Terminal have stops at the Airport Intersection on the D400 state road.


Şakirpaşa railway station is 1.9 kilometres' walking distance to the airport terminals, and it is located one block north of the D400 state road. There are frequent train services to Mersin Central, Tarsus and Adana Central stations,[17] and fewer daily services to eastern stations of Adana; Yüreğir, İncirlik and Ceyhan. Also from the station, there are once daily trips to Osmaniye, İskenderun, İslahiye, Karaman and Niğde.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Devlet Hava Meydanları İşletmesi Genel Müdürlüğü". DHMI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ (in Turkish) Adana Hava Limanı Archived 2007-12-04 at the Wayback Machine at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  3. ^ Airport information for LTAF at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for LTAF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ (in Turkish) 2019 Passengers Statistics of Airports in Turkey Archived 2015-06-28 at the Wayback Machine at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2020-02-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b "Flights to Izmir".
  8. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (27 January 2020). "Corendon Airlines S20 Network expansion".
  9. ^ "Corendon announces Düsseldorf + Basel bases; 15 routes added at DUS". 2020-09-07.
  10. ^ "Qatar Airways adds Adana service from Nov 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (3 September 2020). "SunExpress 01-19SEP20 International operations as of 30AUG20".
  12. ^ a b c d Liu, Jim (1 June 2020). "Turkish Airlines S20 European network addition as of 29MAY20". Routesonline.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "Turkish Airlines expands Dusseldorf / Munich network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Statistics". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  15. ^ Local Bus #159
  16. ^ Local Bus #135
  17. ^ Adana-Mersin Railway Line