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Adnan Menderes Airport

Adnan Menderes Airport
Adnan Menderes Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Turkey
Airport typePublic
OwnerGeneral Directorate of State Airports of Turkey (DHMI)
OperatorTAV Airport Management
Servesİzmir, Turkey
Elevation126 m (412 ft)

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İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport is an airport serving İzmir and is named after former Turkish prime minister Adnan Menderes. It is located in the Gaziemir area of İzmir.

İzmir's main airport is located 18 km (11.2 mi) southwest of the city on the way to Selçuk, Ephesus and Pamukkale.

The easiest way to get there from İzmir is by the Havaş airport shuttle bus (every 20 minutes, 35 to 60 minutes) from the Turkish Airlines office.

Trains operated by the Turkish State Railways stop at the Airport Station. There are currently about 14 daily trains in both directions. Northbound trains all go to Basmane Terminal in the city center, while southbound trains serve Ödemiş, Tire, Söke, Aydın, Nazilli and points in between. After August 30, 2010, İZBAN commuter rail service will service the station.

Selçuk and Ephesus are 60 km (37.3 mi) south of ADB, reachable by rental car (less than an hour's drive), or cheap, slow train (six times daily).

Pamukkale is 252 km (156.6 mi) from ADB, a drive of about 4 hours (4½ to 5 hours by bus).

The new international terminal was opened in September 2006 and includes state-of-the-art squat toilets in the men and women's restrooms.

ADB served 6,201,794 passengers in the year 2009. 4,534,339 of them were domestic passengers and 1,667,455 of them were international passengers. It ranked 4th (behind Atatürk International Airport (IST), Antalya Airport (AYT) and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)) in terms of total number of passengers, 6th (behind IST, AYT, Dalaman Airport (DLM), SAW and Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)) in terms of international passengers, and 3rd (behind IST and Esenboğa International Airport (ESB)) in terms of domestic passengers among Turkish airports in 2009.

IzAir's head office is on the airport property.

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