Erkilet International Airport

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Kayseri Erkilet Airport

Kayseri Erkilet Havalimanı
Erkilet Airport 2.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorDHMİ (State Airports Administration)
Turkish Air Force
LocationKayseri, Turkey
Elevation AMSL3,506 ft / 1,069 m
Coordinates38°46′13″N 035°29′43″E / 38.77028°N 35.49528°E / 38.77028; 35.49528Coordinates: 38°46′13″N 035°29′43″E / 38.77028°N 35.49528°E / 38.77028; 35.49528
ASR is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
ASR is located in Europe
ASR (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,841 Concrete
Sources: DHMİ,[1] Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Erkilet International Airport or Kayseri Erkilet Airport (Turkish: Kayseri Erkilet Havalimanı, IATA: ASR, ICAO: LTAU) is a military airbase and public airport located 5 km (3.1 mi) north[2] of Kayseri in the Kayseri Province of Turkey. The public transport departure side is very small leading to favorable security wait times, however the waiting areas can be considered quite uncomfortable. This is a major hub for travel to Cappadocia.


The prior capacity of the airport was 600,000 passengers per year. With the opening of the new international terminal in March 2007, its total capacity increased up to one million passengers per year. The airport is able to accommodate jets the size of the Boeing 747. However, smaller jets like the Boeing 737 and Boeing 757 are more commonly seen there.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AnadoluJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Corendon Airlines[3] Cologne/Bonn,[4] Düsseldorf,[4] Frankfurt,[4] Hannover,[4] Munich,[4] Münster/Osnabrück,[4] Rotterdam/The Hague,[3] Stuttgart[4]
Seasonal: Amsterdam (begins 13 April 2021),[3] Basel/Mulhouse (begins 29 June 2021),[3] Berlin–Brandenburg (begins 25 June 2021),[3] Eindhoven (begins 29 June 2021),[3] Friedrichshafen (begins 27 June 2021),[3] Hamburg (begins 24 June 2021),[3] Nuremberg (begins 24 May 2021),[3] Vienna (begins 27 June 2021)[3]
Nordwind Airlines[5] Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Pegasus Airlines Antalya, Düsseldorf, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Rotterdam[6]
SkyUp Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil[7]
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[8]
SunExpress[9] Antalya, Izmir
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart
TUI fly Belgium[10] Liège
Seasonal: Brussels
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal charter: Kharkiv,[11] Kiev–Boryspil,[11] Odessa,[11] Zaporizhzhia[11]


Kayseri Erkilet International Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year (months) Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2012 * 968,942 Increase 5,9% 254,818 Increase 1,8% 1,223,760 Increase 5.0%
2011 * 914,537 Increase 27.0% 250,129 Increase 14.0% 1,164,666 Increase 24.0%
2010 720,229 Increase 27.0% 219,955 Increase 4.0% 940,184 Increase 21.0%
2009 568,106 Increase 18.4% 210,533 Increase 8.0% 778,639 Increase 15.4%
2008 479,857 Decrease 17.0% 194,976 Increase 3.0% 674,833 Decrease 12.0%
2007 575,473 189,833 765,306



Public buses run from the airport (just outside the gates) to the city center and vice versa.[13] Travelers can also hire a taxi or rent a car. A less expensive option is to pre-arrange your airport pick up either through a travel agency or your hotel.


  1. ^ (in Turkish) Kayseri Hava Meydanı Archived 2007-12-27 at the Wayback Machine at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Flights to Izmir".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Liu, Jim (27 January 2020). "Corendon Airlines S20 Network expansion".
  5. ^ "Flight Search".
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pegasus adds Kayseri – Rotterdam link in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "SkyUp Airlines adds Kayseri service from late-Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ "air and charter tickets".
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (3 September 2020). "SunExpress 01-19SEP20 International operations as of 30AUG20".
  10. ^ "Flight plan".
  11. ^ a b c d "Charter flights timetable".
  12. ^ "Statistics". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  13. ^ "KAYSERİ ULAŞIM BİLGİ SİSTEMİ (KUBİS)", Havaalanına giden hatlar, 2010 ©. Retrieved on 03 December 2013.

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