Other major reasons to serve this airport
- The Catchment Area: The prosperous region including the most developed cities of Turkey with the highest GDP.
- One of the Most Visited Destinations: İstanbul is one of the fastest growing destinations in the world and it’s becoming a center of attraction.
- The Fastest Growing Airport: It has been awarded as Europe’s fastest growing airport for consecutive 5 years.
- The One Terminal Concept: It has one terminal concept offering an advantage for transit passengers by keeping the transfer time at minimum.
- Passenger Satisfaction: Quality and customer care are the priority of our services.
About İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen
- 23.6 million passengers in 2014, 25% more than last year.
- Europe’s fastest growing airport for the last consecutive 5 years.
- 66 airlines offer direct flights to 39 domestic and 97 international destinations.
- Catchment area of 20.7 million population, including most industrialized cities of Turkey: İstanbul, Kocaeli, Bursa, and Sakarya.
- Hub of Pegasus Airlines (serving both domestic and international) and the 2nd hub of Turkish Airlines.
- SAW is currently connected to these destinations, also visible via the interactive route map.
- Aktau, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam, Astrakhan, Athens, Bahrain, Baku, Barcelona, Basel, Batumi, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin – Tegel, Berlin – Schonefeld, Bishkek, Bologna, Brussels, Brussels – Charleroi, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Casablanca, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dole, Doha, Donetsk, Dortmund, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Ercan (Cyprus), Frankfurt, Geneva, Groznyj, Hamburg, Hannover, Hurghada, Jeddah, Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Krasnodar, Kuwait, London – Gatwick, London – Luton, London – Stansted, London – Heathrow, Lviv, Madinah, Madrid, Makhachkala, Malta, Marseille, Milan – Bergamo, Milan – Malpensa, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow – Domodedovo, Moscow – Vnukovo, Munich, Mykonos, Mytillene, Nalchik, Nuremberg, Omsk, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Paris – Orly, Prague, Prishtina, Rhodes, Riga, Riyadh, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint-Étienne, Sarajevo, Sfax, Sharjah, Sharm el Sheikh, Simferepol, Skopje, Sochi, Stavropol, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Vienna, Vladikavkaz, Voronezh, Zurich, Zweibrücken.
Istanbul: The Cradle of Civilizations
- History of 2.500 years which leads the city to become a crucial centre for trade.
- Larger economy than 12 individual EU countries.
- High growth area with an expanding industrial sector and developing business districts.
- Air traffic growth is amongst the highest in the world.
- The only city in the world which spans two continents (Europe and Asia) divided by the Bosphorus Strait.
- 7th most visited destination in the world.
- Ranks 1st on the list of best destinations in the world.
- 11.8 m tourists visited İstanbul in 2014, %32 of total tourism numbers in Turkey.
- Ranks 8th in the world for the highest number of meetings organised.
Marketing and other support
- Positioned on the Asian Side of İstanbul, among four most developed industrial cities with the highest GDP/capita (in excess of USD 25,000)
- İstanbul is the largest city of Turkey with population of 14.4 million.
- Catchment area of 20.7 million population within 200 km distance, accounting for 40% of Turkey’s total GDP USD 822 bn (2013).
- 30 min catchment area covers 5.4 million
- 60 min catchment area covers 16.3 million
- 120 min catchment area covers 20.7 million
- Technopark is nearby, including conference and hotel facilities.
- Operation and warehouse space of 7.767 square meters and office space of 1.900 square meters.
- Capacity of 90.000 tonnes annually.
- 18 cold storages separately-adjustable for any kind of goods.
- The wide cargo apron’s design is suitable for parking of 11 large fuselage aircraft.
- Adjustable temperature according to goods stored
- Handling of valuable consignments, dangerous and radioactive goods, live animals, frozen and perishable goods.
- Many major world-famous automotive, electronics, white goods and ship building companies are located and under production within only 1 hour distance.
- İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen is located on the Anatolian Side of İstanbul, and is 31 km from Kadıköy, 12 km from Pendik and 40 km from Taksim.
- Connection via Turkey’s two major highways provides easy and fast access to the airport.
- Rail services from Pendik provides connection to other Anatolian cities on the Asian side including the capital Ankara.
- Public buses, private shuttle services and taxis connect with all the important spots within the city. The Asian Side (Kadıköy-Kartal) metro line to be connected to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen in 2017.
- Use this interactive map to view transportation alternatives.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- Runway 06-24; 3,000 meters x 45 meters. DVOR, ILS, DME, NDB. 32 ATM/hour capacity.
- Slot coordinated (Level 3).
- Operation hours: 24 hours.
- 25M passenger capacity terminal serving both domestic and international passengers under one roof.
- 112 check-in counters + 30 CUSS check-in kiosk positions.
- Total of 76 parking lots, 60 of them remote parking position.
- Multi-aircraft parking system allowing simultaneous service to 8 wide body aircrafts (IATA code E) or 16 narrow body aircrafts (IATA code C).
- CIP & VIP Lounges.
- 7.500 sqm food court and 4.500 sqm duty free area.
- A two-storey VIP building with terminal connection.
- Seperate General Aviation terminal.
- 128 rooms capacity Airport Hotel with direct entrance from both air and landside.
- A four-storey car park with a capacity of 4.718 vehicles + 72 buses.
- EDS baggage screening.
- Modern terminal awarded as the World’s largest earthquake-proof monoblock building.
- Turkey’s first barrier-free airport offering easier travelling experience for person with reduced mobility.
- 2001 : 47.377
- 2002 : 130.277
- 2003 : 157.172
- 2004 : 245.601
- 2005 : 1.019.746
- 2006 : 2.916.454
- 2007 : 3.791.625
- 2008 : 4.358.710
- 2009 : 6.640.230
- 2010 : 11.598.026
- 2011 : 13.688.979
- 2012 : 14.872.910
- 2013: 18,842,788
- 2014: 23,631,883
- 2015: 28,285,578
Contact the Commercial Aviation Department for detailed information and while referring to http://www.sabihagokcen.aero