|IATA Code||ESB||ICAO Code||LTAC|
Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)Customs
An airport where customs officials are stationed. The customs airport serves as the gateway for air cargo, where customs procedures are carried out for international air freight.
|Time Zone||+02:00||Phone Number||+90 312 590 40 00|
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Esenboğa Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC) is an international airport of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It has been operating since 1955. In 2017, the airport has served more than 15 million passengers in total, 13 million of which were domestic passengers. It ranked 4th in terms of total passenger traffic (after Atatürk Airport, Antalya Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport), 3rd in terms of domestic passenger traffic (after Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport) among airports in Turkey. The airport is located northeast of Ankara, 28 km (17 mi) from the city center. The airport is connected with Kızılay (the city center) and Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal by EGO city bus number 442 (from 6 am to 11pm). It was awarded as the best airport in Europe by ACI Europe (Airport Council International) and the award presented to airport officials on 17 June 2009 in Manchester.
A new parallel runway is under construction to the east of the terminal building. Upon the completion, the current runway 03R/21L will be resigned as 03C/21C and the new runway will receive the latter's former designation. The New Domestic and International Terminals, opened in 2006, feature 168,000 m2 (1,808,337 sq ft) area, 10,000,000 passenger/year capacity, 18 ea. passenger bridges, 105 check-in counters, 34 passport counters, a parking facility with 123,000 m2 (1,323,961 sq ft) area and 4,000 vehicles capacity.
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