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 (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.

Şakirpaşa Airport is the sixth busiest airport by passenger traffic in Turkey, with 5.4 million in 2015.[5] The airport is ranked 78th 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.

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: 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]

Annual passenger traffic in 2015 hit a record of 5,369,260; an increase of 15% from 2014 . Passenger traffic is almost doubled in the last 5 years.[11] Route from Şakirpaşa to both airports in İstanbul, is one of the busiest in Turkey, with an average 28 flights daily.

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%


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.[13] Bus #135 is an hourly service to Balcalı (Çukurova University).[14]

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.

AtlasGlobal airlines run shuttle buses for their passengers from the airport to Mersin Tarsus, İskenderun, Dörtyol and Osmaniye.[15]


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]

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