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Istanbul Airport, or to give it its official name, Atatürk International Airport is located in Yeşilköy which is approximately 15 miles from the city centre. The airport is host to more than 30 million passengers and the 16th busiest in the world, 8th busiest in Europe. The most popular routes from Istanbul are within Europe including Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Heathrow.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Istanbul, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Istanbul car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport is currently negotiating the development of an additional runway to help with the current air traffic which exceeds its current capacity for large aircraft. There are also plans to further update the other public areas within the airport, such as boarding bridges. The airport has 3 terminals, Terminals 1 and 2 are used for domestic and international passenger flights, the third is for cargo only. The airport has banks, ATMs, currency exchange booths, shops, restaurants and bars. There is a large VIP lounge, conference halls and wireless internet connection.

Tourist Info

Istanbul was known as Constantinople, after London and Moscow, is the third largest metropolitan area in Europe. Situated on the Bosphorus Strait in the northwest it has a natural harbour, the Golden Horn, which was paramount in securing the city’s defences and helping it trade with other countries. Istanbul was once the capital of the Roman Empire the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul is not just a city with an interesting past but also has a very important role in present day. The city has been chosen as a European Capital of Culture and European Capital of Sports.

Istanbul is known for its incredible building styles which span the centuries it has remained an important city but it is most commonly known for its beautiful buildings built in the Byzantine and Ottoman style. There are still some fascinating remnants of Roman buildings remaining including the Column of Constantine found not far from the Hippodrome, dated 330 AD which marked the new Roman capital of the time.

In more recent years the Ottoman style architecture has been replaced with building in the European style including the European embassies and rows of buildings Neoclassical and the Art Nouveau style when Istanbul embraced the Art Nouveau movement during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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