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Ankara Esenbo?a Airport

Ankara Esenbo?a Havaliman?
TAV Airports Holding logo.svg
Ankara Esenboga International Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGeneral Directorate of State Airports (DHM?)
OperatorTAV Airports
ServesAnkara, Turkey
Hub for
Elevation AMSL3,125 ft / 953 m
Coordinates40°07?41?N 032°59?42?E / 40.12806°N 32.99500°E / 40.12806; 32.99500Coordinates: 40°07?41?N 032°59?42?E / 40.12806°N 32.99500°E / 40.12806; 32.99500
ESB is located in Turkey
Location within Turkey
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03R/21L 3,750 12,303 Asphalt
03L/21R 3,750 12,303 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 16-17Increase21%
Aircraft movements117,820
Movements change 16-17Increase12%
Source: Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]
Passenger Traffic, ACI Europe[3]

Ankara Esenbo?a Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC) (Turkish: Ankara Esenbo?a Havaliman?), is the international airport of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It has been operating since 1955.[] In 2017, the airport has served more than 15 million passengers in total, 13 million of which were domestic passengers. It ranked 4th in terms of total passenger traffic (after Ataturk Airport, Antalya Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport), 3rd in terms of domestic passenger traffic (after Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport) among airports in Turkey.[4]


The airport is located northeast of Ankara, 28 km (17 mi) from the city center. The airport is connected with K?z?lay (the city center) and Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal (Turkish: Ankara ?ehirleraras? Terminal letmesi, A?T?) by EGO city bus number 442 (from 6 am to 11pm). Transportation to the city center is also by taxi (around TRY 90 one way, metered) and through the Hava? bus line (approximately TRY 12,5 one way). The road between Esenbo?a airport and the Ankara ring road was expanded during the summer of 2006, decreasing the driving time between the city center and the airport by several minutes.

The name of the airport comes from the village of Esenbo?a (the ? is silent), which literally means "Windflowing Bull" or "Serene Bull", the modernized form of Isen Buga, the name of a Turkic warlord in the army of Timur who settled his troops here during the Battle of Ankara in 1402.[5]

Esenbo?a International Airport was awarded as the best airport in Europe by ACI Europe (Airport Council International) and the award presented to airport officials on 17 June 2009 in Manchester. The award is given in 4 categories every year and Esenbo?a was in 5-10 million per annum category. It is the first time an ACI award was granted to a Turkish Airport.[6] According to ACI-Europe, "As with number of the top candidates in this category, the airport excels in all the keys areas of operations, however the judges singled it out for its work in the area of environmental innovation, securing an incredible 25% energy savings stemming from its recycling of exhaust gases to power its air conditioning plants."

A new parallel runway is under construction to the east of the terminal building. Upon the completion, the current runway 03R/21L will be resigned as 03C/21C and the new runway will receive the latter's former designation.[7]


Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal constructed under "Build-Operate-Transfer" model has been completed within a record time; a year earlier than the committed completion date. Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal, which went into operation on October 16, 2006 with a capacity of 10 million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand m2 area.[8] A new general aviation terminal with 469 m2 (5,048 sq ft) area has been opened on January 2012 to service private and business jets.

The New Domestic and International Terminals, opened in 2006, feature 168,000 m2 (1,808,337 sq ft) area, 10,000,000 passenger/year capacity, 18 ea. passenger bridges, 105 check-in counters, 34 passport counters, a parking facility with 123,000 m2 (1,323,961 sq ft) area and 4,000 vehicles capacity.

Airlines and destinations

AnadoluJet Adana, Ad?yaman, A?r?, Alanya, Antalya, Batman, Batumi, Bodrum, Bursa, Çanakkale, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbak?r, Edremit, Elaz, Ercan, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Hatay, I?d?r, Isparta, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kars, Kocaeli, Kütahya, Malatya, Mardin, Merzifon, Mu?, Nev?ehir, Ordu-Giresun, Samsun, ?anl?urfa, rnak, Tbilisi, Tekirda?, Trabzon, Van
Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif[9]
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Buta Airways Baku[10]
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn (begins 23 May 2020), Nuremberg (begins 3 June 2020)[11]
Fly Baghdad Baghdad, Erbil
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Iraqi Airways Baghdad
Kam Air Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif[12]
Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Pegasus Airlines Amman-Queen Alia, Baku,[13]Bodrum, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Ercan, Hamburg,[14]Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kiev-Boryspil,[15]Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[16]Stuttgart
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudia Jeddah, Medina
SunExpress Düsseldorf,[17]Hamburg, Munich,[18]Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[19]Vienna
Seasonal: Amsterdam,[19]Brussels, Cologne/Bonn,[20]London-Luton,[19]Zürich[19]
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn,[21]Frankfurt, Hannover, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Düsseldorf[17]
Turkish Airlines Baghdad,[22]Baku,[23]Berlin-Tegel, Frankfurt, Istanbul,[24][25]Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, London-Gatwick,[26]Moscow-Vnukovo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[27]Rome-Fiumicino,[28]Tbilisi, Vienna
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Düsseldorf,[29]Hamburg, Hannover,[30]Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat



Interior view
Interior view
Interior view
Interior view


Ankara Esenbo?a International Airport Aircraft Movement Statistics
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2015 82,852 Increase 5% 15,758 Increase 0.3% 98,610 Increase 4%
2014 78,712 Decrease 2% 15,706 Decrease 6% 94,421 Decrease 2%
2013 80,107 Increase 16% 16,711 Increase 1% 96,818 Increase 13%
2012 69,335 Increase 3% 16,548 Increase 7% 85,883 Increase 4%
2011 67,513 Increase 14% 15,452 Increase 7% 82,965 Increase 12%
2010 59,509 Increase 18% 14,420 Increase 18% 73,929 Increase 18%
2009 50,347 Increase 4% 12,273 Decrease 15% 62,620 Decrease 0.4%
2008 48,463 Increase 2% 14,396 Decrease 12% 62,859 Decrease 2%
2007 47,578 16,331 63,909

Other facilities

Aviation accidents and incidents at or near the airport

Other airports in Ankara

There are three military airports in Ankara as follows:


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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  18. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "SunExpress adds Ankara - Munich route from late-Oct 2018".
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