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Atatürk International Airport

Airport information
IATAIST
ICAOLTBA
Airport typePublic
OwnerGeneral Directorate of State Airports
OperatorTAV Airports Holding
ServesIstanbul, Turkey
LocationYeşilköy
Hub
Elevation50 m (163 ft)
Statistics2010
Total passengers32145619
International Passengers20344620

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Atatürk International Airport ( ) is the major international airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Opened in 1924 and located in Yeşilköy, on the European side of the city, it is 24 km (14.9 mi) west of the city centre. In 1980, the airport was renamed to Atatürk International Airport in honor of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and the first president of the Republic of Turkey. With total passenger traffic of 32 million for the year 2010, it is among the top 40 airports in the world in terms of total passenger traffic and the 16th busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic. It was Europe's 8th busiest airport in 2010.


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