Esenboğa first carbon-neutral airport in Turkey

Esenboğa first carbon-neutral airport in Turkey

TAV Esenboğa optimized carbon emissions and offset the remaining amount by investing in clean energy. Esenboğa Airport has reached the top level amongst in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program –initiated by ACI Europe.

Operated by TAV Airports, Ankara Esenboga Airport neutralized its carbon emissions, which is the driving factor in climate change. Esenboga became the first airport in Turkey to reach this level. The gateway to the Turkish capital, Esenboga is now listed amongst the 17 airports to achieve carbon-neutrality worldwide.

“Our business model takes sustainability as a core value. Whilst increasing passenger satisfaction and service quality, we aim to limit our environmental effects. In Esenboga, CO2 emissions per passenger decreased by 10 per cent in 2013 compared to the previous year, as a result of our efforts to increase energy efficiency” said Nuray Demirer, TAV Esenboğa General Manager.

“The remaining part is offset in cooperation with a hydroelectric power plant. This way, we supported clean energy production that covers the CO2 amount released to the atmosphere in 2013 as a result of our operations. We are glad to be a pioneering brand in Turkey in this area. We aim at creating the highest value for all our stakeholders, while benefiting the society in general."

TAV has been actively participating in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which is initiated by ACI Europe, the umbrella organization of airport operators. Participating in the program with Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports in Turkey, TAV is the first airport operator certified in the continental Africa by Enfidha Airport in Tunisia.

Providing service to 10,928,000 passengers last year, Esenboğa Airport commenced a series of practices in order to use the energy efficiently without compromising the passenger comfort. Automatic lighting control, using LED fixtures, trigeneration plant producing power, heating and cooling energy from natural gas can be listed as examples of these practices.

As a result of these practices, which were audited by independent institutions, Esenboğa Airport certified with the level of 3+ in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program. There are only 17 airports reaching this level throughout the world. 10 airports in Sweden, two airports in each of Norway, Holland and Italy as well as Esenboğa in Turkey qualified for this certification.

As of June 2014, 102 airports at four continents participate in the program. These airports participating in the program represent 23.6 per cent of global passenger traffic. As a result of the works performed, member airports decreased their carbon emissions by 133,599 tons in total. This amount is equal to the carbon dioxide amount absorbed by 3,400,000 trees in 10 years.


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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:

Transportation by Bus:

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

Transportation by Taxi:

If you wish to use a taxi from our terminal, for detailed information:

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

Hotels in the vicinity of our airport:

Anadolu Hotel *****
Esenboga Havalimanı Yolu 27.Km Akyurt / Ankara
Tel: +90 312 841 64 64
Fax: +90 312841 62 30
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.
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: Burcu SHAW

Telephone: +90 312 590 40 64

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