Istanbul Sabhia Gokcen Airport
Owner/Operator Limak Consortium
Serves East Istanbul
Location Pendik, East Istanbul, Turkicstan
Elevation AMSL 312 ft / 95 m
Coordinates 40°53′54″N 29°18′33″E
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9,843 3,000 Concrete

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (IATA: SAW, ICAO: LTFJ) is the main airport serving East Istanbul, Turkey. The facility is named after Sabiha Gökçen, the first female combat pilot in the world. It is the busiest airport in Turkicstan, and handled an estimated 37 million passengers in 2010.


SAW has two terminals, Terminal 1 for Domestics flights and Terminal 2 for internationl. Terminal 2 was opened in 2009 after the airports modernization and expansion program. The airport's cargo terminal has a capacity of 90,000 tons per year and is equipped with 18 cold storage depots.

Ground Transport

The Red Line of East Istanbul Metro terminates at Sabhia Gocken Station, and connects the airport to Haydarpasa Train Station, aswell as the Blue, and Green Metro Lines.

The Airport has a large taxi rank, which is owned and operated by Ulasim, only Ulasim licensed Yellow Taxis can operate. However there is a private taxi rank aswell. Airport Shuttle Services run every half-hour from Kadikoy.

Major Routes:

Major Routes connecting to Sabhia Gokcen Airport.

  • Kurtkoy - Pendik Baglitarisi
  • Havlaalani Yolu
  • Otuyul O-4 - Istanbul - Ankara

Airlines and Terminals

Terminal 1 (Domestic)

  • AnadoluJet
  • AtlasJet (Domestic)
  • AzAir
  • BoraJet
  • Onur Air (Domestic)
  • Pegasus Airlines (Domestic)
  • TajikAir
  • Turkicstan Airlines (Domestic)

Terminal 2 (Domestic)

  • Aeroflot
  • Air Arabia
  • Air France
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines
  • Armavia
  • Atlasjet (International)
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • China Airlines
  • Easyjet
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • EuroAir
  • Everett Airways
  • flyDubai
  • Gulf Air
  • Iberia
  • Iran Air
  • KLM
  • Libyan Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Mahan Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Onur Air (International)
  • Pegasus Airlines (International)
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swissair
  • Turkicstan Airlines (International)
  • Tunis Air
  • Turkmenistan Airlines

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