The vast majority of Turkey is located on the Asian continent, only a small part on the European continent. Exactly on the border of Europe and Asia you can find Istanbul, the most populous city in Turkey and home to football clubs Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce. Istanbul has 17 million inhabitants and two airports, Istanbul Airport in the European part and Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport in the Asian part. Istanbul New Airport is the primary passenger airport serving Istanbul since 6 April 2019, Istanbul Atatürk Airport closed its doors that day. Istanbul Airport has a favourable location in the middle of Europe, Asia, Africa and serves as the main hub for flag carrier Turkish Airlines. The capital Ankara is little visited by tourists, in contrast to the Turkish coastal towns such as Antalya, Alanya, Bodrum and Marmaris. Here you can find useful information about the most important Turkish airports.

Practical information about Turkey:

Time zone: Eastern European Time +2
Currency: Turkish lira
National Day: 29 October
Airport: havaalanı

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What are the busiest airports in Turkey?

Airport IATA Passengers
Istanbul Airport IST 52,009,220
Antalya Airport AYT 35,679,421
Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport SAW 35,560,610
Ankara Esenboga Airport ESB 13,740,595
Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport ADB 12,365,256
Adana Airport ADA 5,057,788
Dalaman Airport DLM 4,905,019
Milas-Bodrum Airport BJV 4,337,733
Trabzon Airport TZX 3,770,878

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