İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport
is an airport serving İzmir
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and is named after former Turkish prime minister Adnan Menderes
Adnan Menderes was the first democratically elected Turkish Prime Minister between 1950–1960. He was one of the founders of the Democratic Party in 1946, the fourth legal opposition party of Turkey. He was hanged by the military junta after the 1960 coup d'état, along with two other cabinet...
. It is located in the Gaziemir
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area of İzmir.
İzmir's main airport is located 18 km (11.2 mi) southwest of the city on the way to Selçuk
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Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water...
The easiest way to get there from İzmir is by the Havaş airport shuttle
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bus (every 20 minutes, 35 to 60 minutes) from the Turkish Airlines
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Trains operated by the Turkish State Railways
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stop at the Airport Station
Adnan Menderes Airport Station also referred to as Adnan Menderes or Airport is a railway station in southern Gaziemir. The station is served by regional trains heading to southwestern Turkey, operated by the Turkish State Railways. The station allows a connection for people between planes at...
. There are currently about 14 daily trains in both directions. Northbound trains all go to Basmane Terminal in the city center, while southbound trains serve Ödemiş
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and points in between. After August 30, 2010, İZBAN
İZBAN, sometimes referred to as Egeray, is a commuter rail system serving İzmir and its metropolitan area. It is the busiest commuter railway in Turkey, serving about 150,000 passengers daily. İZBAN is a portmanteau of the words "İzmir" and "Banliyö". Established in 2006 and began operations in...
commuter rail service will service the station.
Selçuk and Ephesus are 60 km (37.3 mi) south of ADB, reachable by rental car (less than an hour's drive), or cheap, slow train (six times daily).
Pamukkale is 252 km (156.6 mi) from ADB, a drive of about 4 hours (4½ to 5 hours by bus).
The new international terminal was opened in September 2006 and includes state-of-the-art squat toilets in the men and women's restrooms.
ADB served 6,201,794 passengers in the year 2009. 4,534,339 of them were domestic passengers and 1,667,455 of them were international passengers. It ranked 4th (behind Atatürk International Airport
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(IST), Antalya Airport
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(AYT) and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
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(SAW)) in terms of total number of passengers, 6th (behind IST, AYT, Dalaman Airport
- Traffic Statistics :Source: DHMI.gov.tr...
(DLM), SAW and Milas-Bodrum Airport
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(BJV)) in terms of international passengers, and 3rd (behind IST and Esenboğa International Airport
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(ESB)) in terms of domestic passengers among Turkish airports in 2009.
IZair is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Adnan Menderes Airport in Gaziemir, Turkey. It operates scheduled and charter, international and domestic, passenger services.All IZair flights are marketed by Pegasus Airlines....
's head office is on the airport property.
Airlines and destinations
İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport Passenger Traffic Statisticss
| Year (months)
|| % change
|| % change
|| % change
| 2011 (October)*
|| 14.0 %
|| 17.0 %
| 2010 (all)
|| 18.0 %
|| 28.0 %
| 2009 (all)
| 2008 (all)
| 2007 (all)
(*) Preliminary data.