Adnan Menderes Airport

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İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport
Adnan Menderes Havalimanı
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, March 2014.jpg


ADB is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
Airport type Public
Owner General Directorate of State Airports of Turkey (DHMI)
Operator TAV Airports
Serves İzmir
Location Gaziemir, Turkey
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 412 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 38°17′21″N 027°09′18″E / 38.28917°N 27.15500°E / 38.28917; 27.15500
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16R/34L 3,240 10,630 Concrete
16L/34R 3,240 10,630 Composite
Statistics (2015)
Total Passenger 12,139,788 Increase
Source: Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport (IATA: ADBICAO: LTBJ) is an international airport serving İzmir and most of the surrounding province in Turkey. It is named after former Turkish prime minister Adnan Menderes.


İzmir's main airport is located 18 km (11 mi) southwest[1] of the city center in the Gaziemir district[2] on the way to Selçuk, Ephesus and Pamukkale. The new international terminal, which was designed by Yakup Hazan Architecture, opened in September 2006, with the new domestic terminal opening at around March 2014.

In 2014, ADB has served 10.9 million passengers, 8.3 million of which were domestic passengers. It has ranked 5th in terms of total passenger traffic (after Ataturk Airport, Antalya Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Esenboğa Airport), and 4th in terms of domestic passenger traffic (after Ataturk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Esenboğa Airport) within the country.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Interior view
Interior view
Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
AtlasGlobal Erbil, Ercan, Istanbul–Atatürk
Azerbaijan Airlines Seasonal: Baku (begins 12 June 2016)[4]
Corendon Airlines Amsterdam, Brussels
easyJet Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Ellinair Thessaloniki
Freebird Airlines Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Seasonal charter: Sarajevo
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Stuttgart
Jet Time Charter: Copenhagen
Jetairfly[5] Seasonal: Brussels, Liège, Ostend/Bruges
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich[6]
Mahan Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Meraj Airlines Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Onur Air Istanbul–Atatürk
Pegasus Airlines Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Diyarbakır, Düsseldorf, Elazığ, Ercan, Gaziantep, Hatay, Isfahan, Istanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Kayseri, London–Stansted, Mardin, Samsun, Sivas, Stuttgart, Trabzon
Seasonal charter: Plovdiv[7]
Qeshm Airlines Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
SunExpress Adana,Amsterdam, Antalya, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin–Tegel, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Diyarbakır, Dortmund,Düsseldorf, Ercan, Erzincan, Erzurum, Frankfurt, Gaziantep, Hahn, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Kars, Kayseri, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Malatya, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Nantes, Nuremberg, Oslo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Samsun, Sofia, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Trabzon, Van, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino
Charter: Épinal, Salalah[8]
Seasonal charter: Cork, Dublin[9]
SunExpress Deutschland Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Zürich
Taban Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick,[10] Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Brussels, Liège, Lille
Transavia Amsterdam, Chios
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Travel Service Polska Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin
TUI Airlines Netherlands Amsterdam
TUIfly Nordic Gothenburg–Landvetter, Malmö, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tabriz
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Windrose Airlines Kiev–Boryspil

Traffic statistics[edit]

İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics[3]
Year (months) Domestic  % change International  % change Total  % change
2015 9,520,097 Increase 13% 2,619,691 Increase 2% 12,139,788 Increase 11%
2014 8,358,864 Increase 8% 2,577,908 Increase 4% 10,936,772 Increase 7%
2013 7,741,191 Increase 11% 2,467,436 Increase 2% 10,208,627 Increase 9%
2012 6,945,027 Increase 13% 2,411,257 Increase 1% 9,356,284 Increase 10%
2011 6,078,477 Increase 13% 2,464,334 Increase 16% 8,523,533 Increase 14%
2010 5,357,610 Increase 18% 2,127,457 Increase 28% 7,485,067 Increase 21%
2009 4,534,339 Increase 21% 1,667,455 Decrease 2% 6,201,794 Increase 14%
2008 3,757,891 Increase 3% 1,697,407 Increase 6% 5,455,298 Increase 4%
2007 3,635,414 1,600,890 5,236,304

Ground transportation[edit]

İZBAN commuter trains connect the airport with İzmir's city center


The airport can be reached from Izmir via İZBAN metropolitan rail service or by Havaş[11] airport shuttle buses (every 20 minutes, 35 to 60 minutes) from the Turkish Airlines office.


Intercity trains operated by the Turkish State Railways stop at the Airport Station. There are currently about 14 daily trains in both directions. Northbound trains all go to Basmane Terminal in the city center, while southbound trains serve Ödemiş, Tire, Söke, Aydın, Nazilli Torbalı and stations in between.


External links[edit]

Media related to Adnan Menderes Airport at Wikimedia Commons