Erkilet International Airport

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Kayseri Erkilet Airport
Kayseri Erkilet Havalimanı
Kayseri Erkilet Airport 1.jpg
Airport type Public / Military
Operator DHMİ (State Airports Administration)
Turkish Air Force
Location Kayseri, Turkey
Elevation AMSL 3,506 ft / 1,069 m
Coordinates 38°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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,841 Concrete
Sources: DHMİ,[1] Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]
Erkilet terminal from the apron

Erkilet International Airport or Kayseri Erkilet Airport (Turkish: Kayseri Erkilet Havalimanı, IATA: ASRICAO: 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 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.

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.

Public buses run from the airport (just outside the gates) to the city center and vice versa.[3] 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.

A number of cargo airlines operate to and from Erkilet. As a passenger airport, Erkilet serves a culturally and historically rich part of Turkey.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AtlasGlobal Istanbul-Atatürk
Borajet Ercan
Corendon Airlines Amsterdam, Antalya, Tehran, Tabriz
Germania Seasonal: Friedrichshafen
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk
Pegasus Airlines Amsterdam, Antalya, Düsseldorf, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Stuttgart, Vienna
SunExpress Antalya, Düsseldorf, Izmir
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Vienna
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Turkish Airlines
operated by SunExpress

Traffic statistics[edit]

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



  1. ^ (Turkish) Kayseri Hava Meydanı at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ "KAYSERİ ULAŞIM BİLGİ SİSTEMİ (KUBİS)", Havaalanına giden hatlar, 2010 ©. Retrieved on 03 December 2013.
  4. ^ Statistics

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