Ataturk International Airport is the predominant aviation hub for the country of Turkey, located in Istanbul 24 kilometres west of the city centre. The location claims the headquarters for Turkish Airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the word based on the volume of passenger traffic. The airport serves more than 20 domestic and international carriers in addition to over a dozen cargo operations.
The complex boasts two primary passenger terminals with efficient pedestrian connection and both arrival and departure floors teeming with dining and entertainment interests. The international arrival hall boasts ample cafes and deli windows while the departure floor offers decadent local cuisine alongside typical fast food stops. There are also shopping locations and plentiful travel services.
Ground transport provides for easy access from the airport to the city centre including a hub of the Istanbul metro line, shuttle services and municipal buses that route to separate regions of Istanbul and the main road that serves as an option for personal vehicles and taxis.
Ataturk International Airport was constructed in Yeşilköy and was originally named Yeşilköy Airport in the early 1990s. It is currently one of two airports in the city of Istanbul, the other being the smaller Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.