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Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Turkey have many options of flying into the Ataturk International Airport, the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and the Antalya Airport. The Ataturk International Airport is located in Yesilkoy, on the European side of Istanbul, west of the city center. It has two terminals, labeled A and B.  The Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is located southeast of Istanbul, in Pendick, which is on the Asian side of the city. It has two terminals, International and Domestic.

The Antalya Airport is located northeast of central Antalya, and is the biggest airport for Turkey’s largest vacation area, the Mediterranean Coast. It has two international terminals and one domestic.

Ataturk Airport (IST) Information

The Ataturk International Airport (IST) has several amenities, including restaurants, stores, duty-free shopping, lost and found, lounges, conference halls, luggage storage, a children’s play room, a hairdresser, photography service, shoe-shining, medical service, banking and exchange services.

Airlines That Fly Into Ataturk International Airport

The Ataturk International Airport (IST) is the busiest airport in Turkey and ninth busiest airport in Europe. Passengers should show up long in advance, because it is always very crowded. This airport has flights to and from all over the world. It is a hub for Turkish Airlines and Onur Air. Some other airlines that service this airport include Aeroflot, Alitalia and Delta.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) Information

The Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) had inaugurated a new terminal in 2009. Amenities at this airport include a cafeteria, cafes, offices, VIP lounges, shops, duty-free shopping, offices, post offices, currency exchange and ATMs.

Airlines That Fly Into Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

The Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) is not as busy as the Ataturk Airport, but they are looking to expand it. Some airlines that service this airport include Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express, EasyJet and Turkish Airlines.

Antalya Airport (AYT) Information

The Antalya Airport (AYT) is a large, modern airport with many automated services. Amenities include information desks, restaurants, stores, duty-free shopping, banking, currency exchange, medical services, a baby room, baggage trolleys, lost and found, post office, children’s playroom, a prayer room and baggage wrapping.

Airlines That Fly Into Antalya

The Antalya Airport (AYT) has much international traffic in the high season, mainly to and from elsewhere in Europe. Many of the flights to and from Antalya operate seasonally. Some airlines that service this airport include SunExpress, Tailwind Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Sky Airlines.