Adana Şakirpaşa Airport

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Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı
Adana Airport Karakas-1.jpg
Adana Şakirpaşa Airport


ADA is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
Airport type Public
Operator DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
Serves Çukurova Region
Location Adana, Turkey
Focus city for 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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,750 9,022 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 4,687,494 Increase 9.0%
Cargo (tons) 6,184 Increase 1%
Aircraft movements 44,980 Increase 7.0%[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, Turkey. 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.

Şakirpaşa Airport is the fifth busiest city-airport system in Turkey, with 4.7 million in 2014,[5] and the the sixth busiest individual airport by total number of flights with 44,980 in 2014. The airport is ranked 83rd in the List of 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 1950s to 1990s, the airport was surrounded by unplanned low-income neighborhoods from east, west and north.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AtlasGlobal Ercan, Istanbul-Atatürk
Borajet[6] Beirut, Berlin-Tegel, Ercan, Erbil, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Trabzon
Flynas Jeddah
Germania Seasonal: Bremen (begins 17 June 2016)[7]
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Stuttgart
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk
Pegasus Airlines Antalya, Bodrum, Ercan, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Trabzon, Van
SunExpress Antalya, Ercan, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Stuttgart,[8]
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Munich, Nuremberg[9]
Turkish Airlines Ercan, Istanbul-Atatürk
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kuwait City,[10] Stuttgart
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen

Traffic statistics[edit]

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year Domestic  % change International  % change Total  % change
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%


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]

Adana Transit Corporation 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,[12] and routes further north, ending in Kurttepe, close to the lake.[13] Bus #135 is an hourly service to Balcalı (Çukurova University).[14][15] Meydan minibus co-operative runs frequent minibuses from Kuruköprü in old town to the airport entrance on Barış Boulevard.

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.

Many airlines run shuttle buses from the airport to Tarsus and Mersin.


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,[16] 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.

Taxi and car rental[edit]

There is a taxicab stand and car rental services in the airport.

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


  1. ^ "2014 Adana Airport Stats". DHMI. Retrieved September 2015. 
  2. ^ (Turkish) Adana Hava Limanı 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 Oct. 2006).
  5. ^ ref name="DHMİ 2014">(Turkish) 2014 Passengers Statistics of Airports in Turkey at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
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  10. ^ "Turkish Airlines Adds New Turkey - Kuwait Routes Jun - Oct 2015". 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Statistics
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