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Esenboğa International Airport

Ankara Esenboğa Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC) (Turkish: Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı), is the international airport of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It has been operating since 1955.[citation needed] In 2017, the airport has served more than 15 million passengers in total, 13 million of which were domestic passengers. It ranked 4th in terms of total passenger traffic (after Ataturk Airport, Antalya Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport), 3rd in terms of domestic passenger traffic (after Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport) among airports in Turkey.[4]

Ankara Esenboğa Airport
Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı
TAV Airports Holding logo.svg
Ankara Esenboga International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
Operator TAV Airports
Serves Ankara, Turkey
Opened 1955
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 3,125 ft / 953 m
Coordinates 40°07′41″N 032°59′42″E / 40.12806°N 32.99500°E / 40.12806; 32.99500Coordinates: 40°07′41″N 032°59′42″E / 40.12806°N 32.99500°E / 40.12806; 32.99500
Website esenbogaairport.com
Map
ESB is located in Turkey
ESB
ESB
Location within Turkey
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03R/21L 3,750 12,303 Asphalt
03L/21R 3,750 12,303 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 15,845,878
Passenger change 16–17 Increase21%
Aircraft movements 117,820
Movements change 16–17 Increase12%
Source: Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]
Passenger Traffic, ACI Europe[3]

Contents

OverviewEdit

The airport is located northeast of Ankara, 28 km (17 mi) from the city center. The airport is connected with Kızılay (the city center) and Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal (Turkish: Ankara Şehirlerarası Terminal İşletmesi, AŞTİ) by EGO city bus number 442 (from 6 am to 11pm). Transportation to the city center is also by taxi (around TRY 90 one way, metered) and through the Havaş bus line (approximately TRY 12,5 one way). The road between Esenboğa airport and the Ankara ring road was expanded during the summer of 2006, decreasing the driving time between the city center and the airport by several minutes.

The name of the airport comes from the village of Esenboğa (the ğ is silent), which literally means "Windflowing Bull" or "Serene Bull", the modernized form of Isen Buga, the name of a Turkic warlord in the army of Timur who settled his troops here during the Battle of Ankara in 1402.[5]

Esenboğa International Airport was awarded as the best airport in Europe by ACI Europe (Airport Council International) and the award presented to airport officials on 17 June 2009 in Manchester. The award is given in 4 categories every year and Esenboğa was in 5–10 million per annum category. It is the first time an ACI award was granted to a Turkish Airport.[6] According to ACI-Europe, "As with number of the top candidates in this category, the airport excels in all the keys areas of operations, however the judges singled it out for its work in the area of environmental innovation, securing an incredible 25% energy savings stemming from its recycling of exhaust gases to power its air conditioning plants."

TerminalsEdit

Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal constructed under "Build-Operate-Transfer" model has been completed within a record time; a year earlier than the committed completion date. Esenboga Airport Domestic and International Terminal, which went into operation on October 16, 2006 with a capacity of 10 million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand m2 area.[7] A new general aviation terminal with 469 m2 (5,048 sq ft) area has been opened on January 2012 to service private and business jets.

The New Domestic and International Terminals, opened in 2006, feature 168,000 m2 (1,808,337 sq ft) area, 10,000,000 passenger/year capacity, 18 ea. passenger bridges, 105 check-in counters, 34 passport counters, a parking facility with 123,000 m2 (1,323,961 sq ft) area and 4,000 vehicles capacity.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AnadoluJet Adana, Adıyaman, Ağrı, Alanya, Antalya, Batman, Batumi, Bodrum, Bursa, Çanakkale, Dalaman, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Edremit, Elazığ, Ercan, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Hatay, Iğdır, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Isparta, Izmir, Kars, Kocaeli, Kütahya, Malatya, Mardin, Merzifon, Muş, Nevşehir, Ordu–Giresun, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Şırnak, Tbilisi, Tekirdağ, Trabzon, Van
Charter: Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Fly Baghdad Baghdad
Germania Seasonal: Bremen[8]
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Iraqi Airways Baghdad
Kam Air Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif[9]
Lufthansa Munich (ends 27 October 2018)[10]
Mahan Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Pegasus Airlines Amman–Queen Alia, Bodrum, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Ercan, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kiev–Zhuliany, Odessa,[11] Stuttgart
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudia Jeddah, Medina
SunExpress Hamburg, Munich (begins 28 October 2018),[12] Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[13] Vienna
Seasonal: Amsterdam,[13] Brussels, London–Luton,[13] Zürich[13]
SunExpress Deutschland Cologne/Bonn,[14] Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Stuttgart
Turkish Airlines Berlin–Tegel, Frankfurt, Istanbul–Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018),[15][16] Istanbul–New (begins 31 October 2018),[15][16] Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Moscow–Vnukovo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[17] Vienna
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hannover (resumes 24 June 2019),[18] Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil

StatisticsEdit

PassengersEdit

 
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Interior view
Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics[4]
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2017 13,853,899   20% 1,991,979   33% 15,845,878   21%
2016 11,554,882   9% 1,488,095   _4% 13,042,977   8%
2015 10,562,282   10% 1,551,157   7% 12,113,439   10%
2014 9,591,350   2% 1,444,256   8% 11,035,606   1%
2013 9,369,832   22% 1,572,228   1% 10,942,060   18%
2012 7,679,371   9% 1,593,737   13% 9,273,108   9%
2011 7,080,072   10% 1,405,395   6% 8,485,467   9%
2010 6,435,211   29% 1,328,693   21% 7,763,914   28%
2009 4,990,134   12% 1,094,270   12% 6,084,404   7%
2008 4,444,311   23% 1,247,822   8% 5,692,133   15%
2007 3,609,122   10% 1,349,006   7% 4,958,128   9%
2006 3,287,585   25% 1,259,993   6% 4,547,578   19%
2005 2,640,604   23% 1,189,250   5% 3,829,854   17%
2004 2,141,047   21% 1,134,678   12% 3,275,725   18%
2003 1,773,531   2% 1,010,396   1% 2,783,927   2%
2002 1,814,563 1,022,065 2,836,628

MovementsEdit

Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Aircraft Movement Statistics
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2015 82,852   5% 15,758   0.3% 98,610   4%
2014 78,712   2% 15,706   6% 94,421   2%
2013 80,107   16% 16,711   1% 96,818   13%
2012 69,335   3% 16,548   7% 85,883   4%
2011 67,513   14% 15,452   7% 82,965   12%
2010 59,509   18% 14,420   18% 73,929   18%
2009 50,347   4% 12,273   15% 62,620   0.4%
2008 48,463   2% 14,396   12% 62,859   2%
2007 47,578 16,331 63,909

Other facilitiesEdit

Aviation accidents and incidents at or near the airportEdit

Other airports in AnkaraEdit

There are three military airports in Ankara as follows:

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ "Ankara will become third Turkish Airlines hub". Air Transport World. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  2. ^ EAD Basic. Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  3. ^ "ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report. December, Q4 and Full Year 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b Müdürlüğü, DHMİ Genel. "Devlet Hava Meydanları İşletmesi Genel Müdürlüğü". www.dhmi.gov.tr. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ BARDAKÇI, Murat. "Murat Bardakçı: Esenboğa, 600 yıllık bir hezîmetin adıdır". Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award winners for 2009 announced[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Esenboga Airport History
  8. ^ "Route Map". flygermania.com. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  9. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Kam Air adds Mazar-i-Sharif – Ankara route from June 2017". Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281063/lufthansa-ends-munich-ankara-route-in-late-oct-2018/
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (26 July 2017). "Pegasus adds Ankara – Odessa service from July 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281069/sunexpress-adds-ankara-munich-route-from-late-oct-2018/
  13. ^ a b c d SunExpress S18 new routes as of 19FEB18 Routesonline. 20 February 2018.
  14. ^ SunExpress Germany S18 new routes as of 15NOV17 Routesonline. 16 November 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Turkish Airlines to fully move to Istanbul New in late 4Q18". ch-aviation.com. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  16. ^ a b "Timetable". turkishairlines.com. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  17. ^ "Turkish Airlines resumes Ankara – Paris from late-Oct 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  18. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280489/turkish-airlines-resumes-ankara-hannover-service-in-s19/
  19. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2012-01-02 at the Wayback Machine.." AnadoluJet. Retrieved on 24 December 2011. "Address: Esenboğa Havalimanı İdari Kat E Adası Anadolu Jet Ofisleri - ANKARA" - Turkish page Archived 2012-05-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Pike, John. "SPACE SHUTTLE EMERGENCY LANDING SITES". www.globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ankara International Airport at Wikimedia Commons