Adana Şakirpaşa Airport

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Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı
Adana Airport arrivals.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
Serves Çukurova region
Location Adana, Turkey
Focus city for Borajet
Pegasus Airlines
Elevation AMSL 65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 36°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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,750 9,022 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 5.369.260 Increase 15.0%
Cargo (tons) 49,667 Increase 7%
Aircraft movements 46.641 Increase 4.0%[1]
Sources: DHMİ[2] and DAFIF[3][4]

Adana Airport or Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Turkish: Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı) (IATA: ADAICAO: LTAF) is an international airport located in Adana. The airport serves mainly to the Çukurova region, and in a lesser extent to the provinces surrounding Çukurova, due to its frequent domestic flight schedule and several flights to international destinations. As of June 2016, there are 433 weekly departures to 22 routes from the airport, connecting the region to 8 cities in Turkey, 10 cities in Germany, 3 cities in the Middle East and to the N.Cyprus.

Adana Airport is the sixth busiest airport by passenger traffic in Turkey, with 5.4 million in 2015.[5] The airport is ranked 77th in the busiest airports in Europe.


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. During the uncontrolled western expansion of the city from the 1950s to 1990s, the airport was surrounded by unplanned low-income neighborhoods from east, west and north.

Airport entrance
International Terminal
Domestic Terminal
Passenger Hall
Check-in counters
Passengers walking to the plane.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AtlasGlobal Ercan, Istanbul-Atatürk
Borajet[6] Ankara, Antalya, Beirut, Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn,[7] Diyarbakır, Ercan, Erbil, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Stuttgart[8]
Seasonal: Bodrum
Flynas Jeddah
Germania Seasonal: Bremen,[9] Münster/Osnabrück[10]
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk
Pegasus Airlines Antalya, Ercan, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Trabzon, Van
Seasonal: Bodrum, Cologne/Bonn
SunExpress Antalya, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Izmir, Stuttgart[11]
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Munich[12]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Seasonal: Hamburg
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen

Traffic statistics[edit]

Passenger traffic at Adana Airport is almost doubled in the last 5 years, hitting a record in 2015 with 5,369,260 passengers; an increase of 15% from 2014.[13] As of June 2016, there are 433 weekly departures to 22 routes from the airport; 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.

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year Domestic  % change International  % change Total  % change
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 Increase -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%
Direct Routes from Adana Airport
City Airport Weekly Departures
(June 2016)
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul (Pendik) Sabiha Gökçen Airport 104 Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, Anadolu Jet
Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul (Yeşilköy) Atatürk Airport 97 Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Onur Air
Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya Antalya Airport 47 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express, Borajet
Northern Cyprus North Nicosia Ercan Airport 35 Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, AtlasGlobal
Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport 33 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express
Flag of Turkey.svg Ankara Ankara Esenboğa Airport 31 Anadolu Jet, Borajet
Flag of Turkey.svg Diyarbakır Diyarbakır Airport 14 Borajet
Flag of Lebanon.svg Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport 13 Borajet
Flag of Turkey.svg Bodrum Milas-Bodrum Airport 11 Borajet, Pegasus Airlines
Flag of Germany.svg Cologne/Bonn Cologne Bonn Airport 9 Borajet, 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 Borajet
Flag of Germany.svg Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport 4 Borajet
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport 4 Flynas
Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport 4 Borajet, Sun Express
Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport 2 Sun Express
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


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]

Platform Line Destination Via Carrier
Terminals  135  Balcalı (Çukurova University) Yüreğir ABBO
 159  Kurttepe Kuruköprü (Old Town), Adana Metro(Vilayet station), Central railway station ABBO

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 meters north of the airport terminals.

Coach transport to the provinces surrounding Çukurova, 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.

AtlasGlobal airlines run shuttle buses for their passengers from the airport to Mersin Tarsus, İskenderun, Dörtyol and Osmaniye.[17]


Şakirpaşa railway station is 1.9 km 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,[18] 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.

Aviation accidents and incidents at or near the airport[edit]

1972 Turkish Airlines crash while landing from Jeddah without any passengers on board.

External links[edit]