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İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport

İzmir Adnan Menderes Havalimanı
TAV Airports Holding logo.svg
Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGeneral Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
OperatorTAV Airports
ServesIzmir, Turkey
LocationGaziemir, Izmir
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL412 ft / 126 m
Coordinates38°17′26″N 027°09′19″E / 38.29056°N 27.15528°E / 38.29056; 27.15528Coordinates: 38°17′26″N 027°09′19″E / 38.29056°N 27.15528°E / 38.29056; 27.15528
ADB is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
ADB is located in Asia
ADB (Asia)
ADB is located in Europe
ADB (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16R/34L 3,240 10,630 Concrete
16L/34R 3,240 10,630 Composite
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 16–17Increase6%
Aircraft movements89,921
Movements change 16–17Increase4%
Source: Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]
Passenger Traffic, ACI Europe[3]

İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport (IATA: ADB, ICAO: LTBJ) (Turkish: İzmir Adnan Menderes Havalimanı) 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[2] of the city center in the Gaziemir district[4] along the D.550 highway, which continues south through Selçuk and Aydın before eventually reaching Gökova in Muğla. The new international terminal, which was designed by Yakup Hazan Architecture, opened in September 2006, with the new domestic terminal opening around March 2014. It replaced Çiğli Air Base which is now used only as a military base.

In 2017, ADB served 12.8 million passengers, 10.5 million of which were domestic passengers. It has ranked 5th in terms of total passenger traffic (after Istanbul Airport, Antalya Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Esenboğa Airport), and 4th in terms of domestic passenger traffic (after Atatürk Airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Esenboğa Airport) within the country.[5]

ADB has two runways, 16R/34L and 16L/34R; however, the two runways cannot operate simultaneously due to both their proximity and the lack of a dedicated taxiway to runway 16R/34L in the past. This has led to the use of runway 16L/34R as the primary runway, while runway 16R/34L is used mostly as a parallel taxiway, although it is available for use as a backup if the main runway is undergoing maintenance or is unavailable for whatever reason. In efforts to expand the airport's facilities, existing entrance taxiways were refurbished, along with the construction of a parallel taxiway, entrance taxiways, and aprons for passenger and cargo aircraft, as well as for de-icing. Completed in March 2020, the new 280,000 m2 (3,000,000 sq ft) apron area increased the remote parking capacity of the airport from 35 to 61 with a total of 26 new spaces – eight of which are designated for use by private aircraft.[6][7] In 2020, Adnan Menderes Airport was named one of the best European airports with a capacity of 5 – 15 million passengers by Airports Council International.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Interior view
Interior view
Interior view
Aerial view


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport:

Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
AnadoluJet Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Şanlıurfa
Seasonal: Tabriz,[9] Tehran–Imam Khomeini[10]
ATA Airlines Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Azerbaijan Airlines Seasonal: Baku
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Kyiv–Boryspil[11]
Belavia Seasonal charter: Minsk[11]
Corendon Airlines[12] Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Bremen, Copenhagen,[13] Eindhoven,[12] Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden,[12] Münster/Osnabrück, Paderborn/Lippstadt,[12] Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[14] Rotterdam/The Hague, Sofia
easyJet Seasonal: Geneva,[15] Liverpool,[15] London–Gatwick
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Gdańsk,[16] Katowice,[16] Poznań,[16] Warsaw–Chopin[16]
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai–International[17]
FlyOne Seasonal charter: Chișinău[18]
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Brussels
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius[19]
I-Fly Seasonal charter: Moscow–Vnukovo[20]
Iran Air Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Iran Airtour Seasonal: Tabriz, Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Iran Aseman Airlines Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Jet2.com[21] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol,[22] East Midlands,[23] Edinburgh,[24] Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Katowice,[25] Warsaw–Chopin[25]
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo[26]
Pegasus Airlines Adana, Ankara, Baku,[27] Basel/Mulhouse, Batman, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Elazığ, Ercan, Erzincan, Hamburg,[28] Hatay, Istanbul, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Kayseri, Kyiv–Boryspil,[29] London–Stansted, Mardin, Muş, Nuremberg, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Sivas, Stuttgart, Trabzon, Vienna
Seasonal: Amman–Queen Alia,[30] Berlin (begins 1 April 2023),[31] Frankfurt (begins 1 April 2023),[32] Moscow–Domodedovo,[33] Ordu-Giresun, Skopje,[34] Tbilisi,[35] Tel Aviv[36]
Qeshm Air Seasonal: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Ryanair Seasonal: Katowice
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah,[37] Riyadh[37]
Sepehran Airlines Seasonal: Mashhad
SkyUp Seasonal: Kyiv–Boryspil[38]
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Katowice,[39] Poznań,[39] Warsaw–Chopin[39]
SunExpress[40] Adana, Amsterdam, Antalya, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bremen, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Diyarbakır, Düsseldorf, Erzurum, Frankfurt, Gaziantep, Hamburg, Hannover, Hatay, Kars, Kayseri, Konya, London–Luton, Malatya, Mardin,[41] Munich, Nuremberg, Samsun, Stuttgart, Trabzon, Van, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Beirut,[42] Bodrum,[43] Budapest, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Dublin,[44] Eindhoven, Geneva,[43] Helsinki, Lyon, Manchester,[45] Marseille,[46] Milan–Malpensa, Nantes,[47] Oslo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg, Skopje,[47] Stockholm–Arlanda,[48] Tel Aviv[42]
Transavia Seasonal: Paris–Orly (begins 22 April 2023)[49]
TUI Airways[50] Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Seasonal: Frankfurt,[51] Munich, Stuttgart[51]
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kyiv–Boryspil[52]


Turkish Cargo Entebbe, Istanbul, Maastricht/Aachen, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Riyadh[53]
ULS Airlines Cargo Tel Aviv[citation needed]

Traffic statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at ADB airport. See Wikidata query.

İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics[5]
Year (months) Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2017 10,469,079 Increase 5% 2,354,622 Increase 12% 12,823,701 Increase 6%
2016 9,875,009 Increase 3% 2,076,174 Decrease 21% 11,951,183 Decrease 2%
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 transport[edit]

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


The airport can be reached from Izmir via the 200, 202 or 204 ESHOT[54] buses or by Havaş[55] airport shuttle buses (every 20 minutes, 35 to 60 minutes) from the Turkish Airlines office.


Izban commuter rail trains stop at the Airport Station about every 10 mins at peak hours and 20 mins off peak. Intercity trains operated by the Turkish State Railways also 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.

See also[edit]


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External links[edit]

Media related to Adnan Menderes Airport at Wikimedia Commons