Antalya airport or Antalya international airport (Antalya Uluslararası Havalimanı) is an international airport in Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya.
In this airport fly tourists who chose the place for their stay such popular resorts as Turkey itself is Antalya, Kemer and its regions - Tekirova, Camyuva, Kiris, Goynuk, Beldibi and Alanya, Lara, Kundu, Belek, Bogazkent, side, and Manavgat. Antalya airport is one of the main airports in the South-West of Turkey, the other airports are located only in the cities of Bodrum and Dalaman.
The airport is 13 kilometers North-East of Antalya city centre. It has 2 international terminals and one domestic.
The airport has all conditions for comfortable and safe passenger service. Because of strict safety standards and careful control at the entrance to the terminal is sometimes integrated queue. But for the sake of their own safety, these minor inconveniences can bear.
The airport also has two information desks - in the departure hall (at the entrance to the building directly opposite) and in the arrival hall (opposite the baggage belt №1). In the summer, when the tourist flow grows, guides work at the airport. At the reception desks, you can always find out the information you are interested in from highly qualified employees who speak English, German and Russian.
Official website of the Antalya airport: www.antalya-airport.aero
Online timetable Antalya airport, international departures: www.antalya-airport.aero/passengers-visitors/flight-info/international-departures
Online timetable Antalya airport, international arrivals: www.antalya-airport.aero/passengers-visitors/flight-info/international-arrivals
Antalya airport is quite large and quite modern. The bulk of the passengers received by the airport annually are international passengers who came to the resort cities of Turkey for work, for doing business, and of course the bulk are tourists. Turkey has long been a favorite place for summer sea holidays for the main part of Russian and many European tourists.
In our opinion, the airport is devoid of significant drawbacks. Everything in it is quite modern, quite decent and clean.
Antalya airport are duty free Shops - duty free shop. Duty Free prices on alcohol products significantly lower than in the shops in the resorts of Turkey, and in the hotels all inclusive selection of alcoholic drinks usually are not great, and they are all very low quality, that is the cheapest, if not a substitute. So, if your vacation is not complete without a good glass of alcoholic drink, then it is better to stock up more on arrival at the airport.
Services at Antalya airport
At the airport met, if not all, most of the services that passengers feel comfortable and convenient.
Throughout the airport ATMs are located, and in the departure hall is Garanti Bank, which is open 24 hours a day.
In the arrivals hall there is the currency exchange. Exchanging currency at the airport do not suggest, the course is sooo not the best. In the city centre you can exchange currency at a much less extortionate rate. At the airport take local currency, the Turkish Lira, the dollar and the Euro.
Also the airport shops duty free, which we mentioned above, cafes and restaurants, information kiosks, working round the clock first aid, mother and child are available in all terminals, for children from 2 to 5 years, a Playground with slides, swings and space for ball games. As well as provided services such as, lost and found, car rental, packing Luggage, disabled Parking, post office, taxis etc.
At the airport, all passengers can make free use of trolleys, which are located in departures and arrivals and on the street.
How to get from Antalya airport to the city center
The most common purpose of flying into Antalya is the purpose of the stay according to the tour. If you arrived in Antalya on the tour, it to worry about it not worth it, at the exit of the airport building you will be greeted by representatives of tour operators will be seated on buses and taken to your accommodation.
From local and international terminals of Antalya airport approximately every 20-30 minutes buses passing through the city centre. The final bus stop is the bus station. The price of travel is constantly changing, but when we went, it was no more than three dollars.
Approximate journey time from the airport to the bus station about a half hour. On time is not necessary, it all depends on stops and traffic. It is always better to have a little time left.
Taxi at your service any time, day or night, but a taxi will cost much more expensive than travel by public transport. The price of trips should be arranged in advance, otherwise upon billing, you may be unpleasantly surprised by its size.
Or, book a taxi/Shuttle service is possible on the website, in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details.
How to get from Antalya airport in the resort city
Below from Antalya airport to go to a nearby resort town, say, Kemer, Alanya or Kas, you must first get to the bus station (in Turkish OTOGAR) as described above and already at the bus station to get on the correct bus.
International terminal bus station (Antalya Otobus Terminali Sehirler Arası) buses will take you almost anywhere in the country.
Well, a taxi has not been canceled...
The history of Antalya international airport
The main international airport of Antalya was built in 1998 to accommodate the many passengers that arrive on vacation in the Mediterranean city of Turkey in order to spend their holidays on the beaches under glorious sunshine.
Construction of international terminal 1 started in 1996 and continued for two years. Opening the first terminal on 1 April 1998. Later due to the constant increase in flow of passengers opened an additional international terminal, terminal 2.
In July 2011, the airports Council International Antalya airport was selected as best airport in Europe, with a capacity of 10-25 million passengers.