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Antalya Airport – The Gateway to the Turkish Riviera


Antalya Airport is operated and managed by a joint venture between Fraport AG and TAV Airports. The significant know-how and broad experience of these two aviation giants drives the inevitable success of Antalya Airport. This year; in 2018, Fraport TAV Antalya Airport (FTA) will have an all-time record passenger traffic of more than 30 million. With more than 27 million international passengers, Antalya Airport is the second largest airport in Turkey.

Today, Antalya Airport serves 240 airlines and 380 destinations in 70 countries. On an average day in high season, 140,000 travelers arrive at or depart from Antalya Airport with an average of 6,000 passengers every hour.

There are four terminals in Antalya Airport; International Terminal 1, International Terminal 2, Domestic Terminal and General Aviation/CIP Terminal. These terminals feature one of the most advanced airside infrastructure in Turkey and the Mediterranean with a total floor space of 180,000 m2 and 39 boarding gates. The top major markets for Antalya Airport are respectively Russia, Germany, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Poland.


Antalya – “Heaven on Earth”

Antalya - ranking 11th of the most visited cities worldwide - is the tourism capital of Turkey and the main gateway to the country's world class Turkish Riviera. Located in southern Turkey, Antalya province comprises a total area of 20,723 square kilometers and boasts a 640 km long coastline stretching along the Mediterranean Sea with the ancient cities scattered throughout, including the world heritage site Xanthos. With a population of 2.4 million – increasing by more than 30 percent in the last five years – Antalya province is the fastest-growing part of Turkey.

Many tourist attractions can be easily reached within 150 kilometers in either direction of the city of Antalya, it is among the world's most visited cities attracting about one third of Turkey's inbound tourists. In terms of the nationality of these international visitors, Antalya hosts 57% of German, 77% of Russian and 22% of British tourists in a typical year.

Blessed by a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters, Antalya is bathed in sunshine for more than 300 days every year attracting both domestic and international tourists throughout the whole year. A true vacation paradise, Antalya province is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, other water sports, boating and yachting, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, cycling, golfing and even skiing in the winter.

Featuring more than 2,000 hotels with about 600,000 beds, Antalya is regarded as the backbone of the Turkish tourism sector and offers infinite possibilities for relaxation, sightseeing and sun-seeking. The Antalya region – with its growing range of activities and attractions such as trekking, mountaineering, winter sports, festivals, international conventions and other events – is rapidly diversifying its tourism sector and meeting the increased demand for year-round tourism destinations; the region is increasingly recognised as a year-round destination from new markets in the Middle East and Asia.

Source: T.C. Ministry of Culture and Tourism archive, Photography by: Gulcan Acar