History

TAV Airports is a success story built on the accumulation of knowledge, experience and creativity gained in airport operations, one of world’s most challenging sectors. TAV’s history started in 1997 with the tender for Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal. TAV Airports Holding was established as a joint venture between the Tepe and Akfen Groups, who won the tender. Having grown to become a great success story within a very short period of time, TAV soon became a global brand in airport operations and construction thanks to its know-how, highly skilled human resources and advanced technology. Having gone through a restructuring process in 2006 in line with its goals, TAV re-organized its operational activities under TAV Airports Holding and and construction activities under TAV Construction. Following this re-structuring process, TAV Airports Holding had its initial public offering in February 2007. In May 2012, 38 percent of TAV Airports’ shares were sold to Aéroports de Paris.

Today, TAV Airports, Turkey’s global brand in airport operations, operates Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Milas-Bodrum and Gazipasa-Alanya Airports in Turkey,Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha-Hammamet Airports in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia, Medinah Airport in Saudi Arabia and Zagreb Airport in Croatia are also operated by TAV Airports.In addition to airport operations, the holding also operates, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, in auxiliary airport services including duty-free, food and beverage, ground handling services, IT, security and operation services. As part of these diversified services TAV Airports also operates the duty-free, food and beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia. In 2016, the company provided services for 808,000 flights and more than 104 million passengers.

Esenboga Airport History

On average 280 aircraft land and take off Ankara Esenboga Airport daily this provides service to approximately 40 thousand passengers every day. Approximately 20 international airlines are provided service at the well-equipped Ankara Esenboğa Airport.

As the national and international center of political traffic in Anatolia with a ten thousand year history, the capital city of Ankara is in the heart of Turkey with its geographical location and function. Hosting several Western and Eastern civilizations for centuries, today Ankara is an important city of trade and industry as well as the heart of political affairs.

With its distinctive design and modern architecture, the Domestic and International Terminal at Esenboga Airport which is the place where first impressions for our country is given to foreign visitors represent the capital where culture and art integrate with politics and tourism sector is growing recently. TAV Airports provides service in the capital with its experienced and cheerful personnel at all areas from car parking to security control and check-in as well as cafes, duty-free shops and up to boarding point.

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 16th 2006 with a capacity of 20 million passengers, are spread over a 182 thousand m2 area.

Besides being the first airport in Turkey where domestic and international terminals are designed to be in the same area, Ankara Esenboga Airport has also the precedence of being the most modern airport in Europe. The facility that enables passengers to access the terminal building from the car park through a closed bridge helps passenger movement within the terminal without them being affected from bad weather conditions.

Each luggage leaving the terminal is loaded onto the aircraft after being checked thoroughly though 100% baggage screening with Explosive Detection System (EDS) which has been in use since the Domestic and International Terminal at Ankara Esenboga Airport was put into operation and luggage arriving at the terminal reaches to passengers within 3 minutes via latest technology used in baggage system.

One of the main characteristics of the architectural design is that the terminal is lit by natural day light throughout the day.

In 2007, environmental friendly “Cogeneration Station” is put into use at Ankara Esenboga Airport. The terminal generates its own electricity through the cogeneration system which is not a common system in Turkey compared to Europe, therefore is affected from power cuts at a minimum level and fulfill its quality service mission.

Cogeneration system allows power generation form natural gas which provides cheaper and safer electricity. In addition, Wastewater Heat Recycling System within the cogeneration station supports the terminal’s heating system during winter months while the ABS Chiller System in the Recycling System supports the cooling of the terminal during summer. Therefore, savings are achieved in natural gas to be used for heating and in electricity used for cooling. This system also increases the system efficiency as well as reducing the carbon emission that occurs through heating and cooling.

With recent domestic and international direct flights by airlines companies from Ankara, Esenboga Airport has now become a gate for Anatolian people to fly to rest of the world. There has been a 18% increase recorded in passenger traffic by the end of 2016 with direct flights to 25 international destinations at 14 countries.

Useful Information

Parking
Parking

Your way to a secure parking space! Benefit from the attractive online parking offers of Esenboga Airport

Shopping & Dining
Shopping & Dining

See the full range of shops in our shopping universe. At the airport you'll find a great selection of shops within fashion, electronics, design and souvenirs

Flight Information
Flight Information

Real-time information of arrival and departure flights at Esenboga Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

As schedules, price information and ticket operations regarding flights are under the control and responsibility of airline companies, we would like to remind you that you can access to detailed and accurate information from airline companies of your choice.

Transportation with Havas Services:

You can use HAVAS services to come to our Terminal from city center which depart every half hour from ASTI passenger arrivals hall between 03:00 – 21:00 hours or from Havas Terminal at Ulus 19 May Stadium’s B entrance between 03:00 – 21:30. Between 21:00 – 03:00 Havas buses make arrangements according to departure hours of flights.

After your arrival at Esenboga Airport, to go to the city center, you can use Havas services from their bus stop in front of Domestic-International Lines Arrivals Floor. Bus stop is on the right side of entrance. Buses do not have fixed schedule and depart according to arrival times of flights.

For detailed information regarding Havas Services: www.havas.com.tr

Transportation by Bus:

For detailed information regarding bus line 442 which make a ring tour of Airport – ASTİ – Kızılay: www.belkoair.com

Transportation by Taxi:

If you wish to use a taxi from our terminal, for detailed information: www.esenbogataksi.com

Telephones: +90 312 390 00 00 / 1258 – 1705 +90 312 398 08 97 – 98

Hotels in the vicinity of our airport:

Esenboga Airport Hotel *****
Esenboga Havalimanı Yolu 16.Km Saray / Ankara
Tel: +90 312 399 47 00
Fax: +90 312399 46 98
www.esenbogaairportotel.com.tr
info@esenbogaairportotel.com.tr

Büyük Anadolu Hotel *****
Esenboga Havalimanı Yolu 27.Km Akyurt / Ankara
Tel: +90 312 841 64 64
Fax: +90 312841 62 30
www.buyukanadoluhotel.com
info@buyukanadoluhotel.com
Yes. You need to make your subscription within one hour after your entrance in our parking.
Our terminal and our parking provide 24 hour services and you can make your subscription transaction any time of the day in a very short time.
All passengers can benefit from valet parking services during their domestic and international flights, 24 hours a day, by leaving their cars to our experienced valet staff. Insurance is included.

With this privileged service, passengers do not loose time for searching for a parking place in the busy traffic of the airport. Instead, they deliver their vehicles safely and on their return at the prefered parking exit.

The passengers can deliver their cars at 5 valet parking points:
- 2 at arrivals floor entrance doors,
- 2 at departures floor entrance doors
- 1 In front of THY CIP Hall
There are 4 CIP Lounge in our terminal:

THY Domestic Lines CIP Lounge: Turkish Airlines Business Class and Elit Card holder passengers can make use of this hall which is operated by Turkish Airlines and situated outside of terminal building, near Domestic Lines Arrivals floor.

THY International Lines CIP Lounge: Turkish Airlines Business Class and Elit Card holder passengers can make use of this hall which is operated by Turkish Airlines and situated at International Lines Departures floor, in the upper floor of cleared area after passport control.

Wings Prime Class Lounge: “Primeclass” passengers, card owners specified by Akbank, Priority class card holders and guests of other contracted institutions can make use of this facility free of charge while other passengers need to pay usage fee. WINGS “primeclass” Lounge is located at Domestic Lines Departures Floor in the lower floor of cleared area after second security control.

Is Bankasi Millenium Lounge: All Is Bankasi Credit Card holders and First and Business Class passengers of contracted airlines can benefit from services of İs Bankasi Millenium Lounge free of charge. Other passengers can also make use of the services of this hall by paying usage fee. Is Bankasi Millenium Lounge is located at International Lines Departures floor, upper floor of the cleared area after passport control.

“Primeclass” CIP Service of TAV Airports Holding Co. is a personalized CIP service understanding which passengers who would like to save time, stay away from the stress of airports rush before or after flights and be hosted in a comfortable environment can utilize.

This special service which will make you feel yourself in a different way opens the doors to a world of privileges with its wide spectrum service offered under Prime Pack brand.

Prime Pack hosts primeclass guests with its staff equipped with a professional service understanding.

Our guests are welcomed by our expert “primeclass” hostess and portage staff at the entrance door of our terminal, x-ray pass, check-in and passport procedures are made with the assistance of our hostesses. Resting of our passengers at CIP Lounge in a specially designed comfort and environment excluded from crowd, noise pollution and flight chasing stress.

At the lounge, our guests can use internet facilities, eat and drink at cold and hot buffet while watching the latest news. When it is time for boarding they are seen off by CIP hostess at aircrafts door.

Guests can benefit from “primeclass” comfort on their arrival and during their domestic line flights too.

“Primeclass” is a boutique CIP service offered to all passengers regardless of airline or class, of any age and any profession, whose time is valuable, fond of comfort and travelling without stress. You can take advantage of this special service offered by “primeclass” by making a reservation at least 48 hours before your flight.

For reservation and detailed information:

Related person: Özge KONDOLOT

Telephone: +90 312 590 40 64
E-mail: ozge.kondolot@esb.yav.aero

For receiving information regarding escort services provided by airline companies you must apply to airline companies of your preference.

Airline companies are responsible for all procedures after check-in, during loading of luggage to aircraft and afterwards; therefore you should make your application to related airlines company Lost-Damaged Luggage Units with your identification and luggage information.

You can consult our Lost Property department for articles forgotten in our terminal.

TAV Esenboga Lost Property: +90 312 590 43 88

Due to our directives, Lost Property deliveries are made to the owner of the property or to third persons legally appointed as proxy, only from our Lost Property Office in person.

Working hours of Lost Property Department:
Every Day of the Week: 10:00 – 22:00