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Adana Airport or Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Turkish: Adana Havalimanı) (IATA: ADA, ICAO: LTAF) is an international airport located in Adana, Turkey. The airport serves mainly to the Çukurova region, and in a lesser extent to the provinces surrounding Çukurova, due to its frequent domestic flight schedule and several flights to international destinations. With 5.6 million passengers in 2016,[5] it is the sixth-busiest airport in Turkey. Şakirpaşa Airport is the oldest airport in Turkey that is still in public service.

Adana Airport

Adana Havalimanı
Adana Airport arrivals.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGeneral Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
ServesÇukurova region
LocationAdana, Turkey
Focus city forPegasus Airlines
Elevation AMSL65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates36°58′55″N 035°16′49″E / 36.98194°N 35.28028°E / 36.98194; 35.28028Coordinates: 36°58′55″N 035°16′49″E / 36.98194°N 35.28028°E / 36.98194; 35.28028
ADA is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,750 9,022 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers5,594,630 Increase 5.0%
Cargo (tons)49,678 Decrease -1.0%
Aircraft movements48,556 Increase 4.0%[1]
Sources: DHMİ[2] and DAFIF[3][4]



Adana Airport was constructed on a farmland at the Şakirpaşa area, 2.3 km west of the historical city centre. It was opened to service as a civil-military airport in 1937 and became a full civil airport in 1956.

Passenger traffic at Adana Airport is almost doubled since 2011, hitting a record in 2016 with 5,594,630 passengers; an increase of 5% from 2015.[6] As of June 2016, there are 436 weekly departures to 23 routes from the airport, connecting the region to 8 destinations in Turkey, 11 in Germany, 3 in the Middle East and one in N.Cyprus. Ercan is the shortest (40 min.), Hamburg is the longest route (4 hours). Route to both airports in İstanbul, is one of the busiest in Turkey, with 201 departures weekly, almost half of the total flights.

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Passenger figuresEdit

International Terminal
Domestic Terminal
Check-in counters
Adana Şakirpaşa Airport passenger traffic statistics
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2016 4,884,395   7.0% 710,235   -2.0% 5,594,630   5.0%
2015 4,643,199   14.0% 726,061   15.0% 5,369,260   15.0%
2014 4,057,291   8.0% 630,203   12.0% 4,687,494   9.0%
2013 3,754,227   20.0% 561,551   -11.0% 4,315,778   15.0%
2012 3,136,143   18.0% 628,014   7.0% 3,764,157   16.0%
2011 2,651,873   9.7% 589,094   39.1% 3,240,967   14.1%
2010 2,417,630   17% 423,540   2% 2,841,170   14.0%

Route statisticsEdit

Direct routes from Adana Airport[10]
City Airport Weekly departures
(June 2016)
  Istanbul (Pendik) Sabiha Gökçen Airport 104 Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, Anadolu Jet
  Istanbul (Yeşilköy) Atatürk Airport 97 Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Onur Air
  Antalya Antalya Airport 47 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express, Borajet
  North Nicosia Ercan Airport 35 Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, AtlasGlobal
  İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport 33 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express
  Ankara Ankara Esenboğa Airport 31 Anadolu Jet, Borajet
  Diyarbakır Diyarbakır Airport 14 Borajet
  Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport 13 Borajet
  Bodrum Milas-Bodrum Airport 11 Borajet, Pegasus Airlines
  Cologne/Bonn Cologne Bonn Airport 9 Borajet, Sun Express, Pegasus Airlines
  Trabzon Trabzon Airport 7 Pegasus Airlines
  Van Ferit Melen Airport 7 Pegasus Airlines
  Erbil Erbil International Airport 5 Borajet
  Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport 5 Borajet, Turkish Airlines
  Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport 4 Flynas
  Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport 4 Borajet, Sun Express
  Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport 3 Sun Express, Turkish Airlines
  Bremen Bremen Airport 1 Germania
  Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 1 Sun Express
  Hamburg Hamburg Airport 1 Turkish Airlines
  Hannover Hannover Airport 1 Sun Express
  Munich Munich Airport 1 Sun Express
  Münster/Osnabrück Münster Osnabrück International Airport 1 Germania
  Nuremberg Nuremberg Airport 1 Onur Air

Ground transportationEdit

Local buses/minibuses, coaches, airline shuttles, trains and taxi serve ground transportation to or close to the airport.

Buses and coachesEdit

Platform Line Destination Via Carrier
Terminals  135  Balcalı (Çukurova University) Yüreğir ABBO
 159  Kurttepe Kuruköprü (Old Town), Adana Metro(Vilayet station), Central railway station ABBO

Adana Metropolitan Municipality local buses #135 and #159, run from the airport to the neighbourhoods of Seyhan, Çukurova and Sarıçam. Bus #159 is a 35-minute interval service that connects airport to the old town, metro (Vilayet station), Central railway station, and routes further north, ending in Kurttepe, close to the lake.[11] Bus #135 is an hourly service to Balcalı (Çukurova University).[12]

Several local buses and minibuses that run east-west on the D400 state road, stop at the Airport intersection, 800 metres north of the airport terminals.

Coach transport to the provinces surrounding Çukurova, run from the Central Coach Terminal, 3.9 km west of the airport entrance. Coach companies' shuttle services from the city centre to the Central Coach Terminal have stops at the Airport Intersection on the D400 state road.

AtlasGlobal airlines run shuttle buses for their passengers from the airport to Mersin Tarsus, İskenderun, Dörtyol and Osmaniye.[13]


Şakirpaşa railway station is 1.9 kilometres' walking distance to the airport terminals, and it is located one block north of the D400 state road. There are frequent train services to Mersin Central, Tarsus and Adana Central stations,[14] and fewer daily services to eastern stations of Adana; Yüreğir, İncirlik and Ceyhan. Also from the station, there are once daily trips to Osmaniye, İskenderun, İslahiye, Karaman and Niğde.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "2016 Adana Airport Stats". DHMI. Archived from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. ^ (in Turkish) Adana Hava Limanı Archived 2007-12-04 at the Wayback Machine at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  3. ^ Airport information for LTAF at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for LTAF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ (in Turkish) 2016 Passengers Statistics of Airports in Turkey Archived 2015-06-28 at the Wayback Machine at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2010-12-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings expands Turkey network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Qatar Airways adds Adana service from Nov 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "Turkish Airlines expands Dusseldorf / Munich network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Statistics". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  11. ^ Local Bus #159
  12. ^ Local Bus #135
  13. ^ Atlas Global Shuttle Services
  14. ^ Adana-Mersin Railway Line