Izmir Airport

Turkey’s Izmir international airport serving the province. It is located 14 km south of the city center, within the borders of Gaziemir district. It takes its name from Adnan Menderes (1899-1961), who was the prime minister between 1950-1960. The owner of the airport is the State Airports Authority while the operator is TAV Airports.


Adnan Menderes Airport is established on an area of 125 m altitude and 8.230.945 m2 in size.  According to the classification made by the International Civil Aviation Organization, it is at the CAT-II level.  It is the third-largest airport in the country after Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport, with an indoor area of approximately 310 thousand m2.

Domestic terminal

The old domestic terminal was 28,500 square meters in size.  The new terminal has approximately 200 thousand square meters of indoor space and is capable of serving approximately 20 million passengers. The project also includes a closed car park for 2,537 vehicles and an open car park for 3,000 vehicles.

The domestic terminal has been awarded the Innovative Sustainability Application Award by the Sustainable Development Association (SKD) and the National Steel Structure Design Award by the Turkish Structural Steel Association. 2016 was Turkey’s first LEED-certified building.

International terminal

107 thousand 699 square meters international terminal magnitude in Turkey is the fourth largest international lines terminal. It has a capacity of 10 million passengers.  It has nine passenger bridges. The international terminal project was obtained with the architectural project competition organized by the State Airport. In the competition held, M. Rest. The project designed by Uz Yakup Hazan was the first and was implemented. Within the scope of the competition, studies related to the airport development perspective were requested and within this scope, the domestic terminal designed by Yakup Hazan was implemented within the framework of the 1st stage development plan. The international terminal was awarded the European Steel Construction Award by ECCS in 2007.

The duty-free shops at Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal are operated by ATÜ Duty-Free, a partnership between TAV Airports and Unfree. The stores, which cover a total of 2 thousand 353 square meters, are open around the clock. There are seven stores on the departure floor and two on the arrivals floor.

On the departures floor of Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal, there is an exhibition area called TAV Gallery Izmir before passport control. Opened in February 2011, exhibitions in painting, photography, and similar fields are held throughout the year.