Istanbul Airport Facilities
Istanbul Airport facilities are in constant improvement to serve the ever rising number of passengers, with new constructions and renovations taking place currently right within the airport’s terminals.
1. Terminal Transfers
Escalator walkways as well as travelators connect the terminals. Driving directions from the center of Istanbul can be seen through the motorways while there are signposts all over towards the airport.
2. Finance and Communications
The airport has banks, bureau de change, ATMs and post offices, both in the domestic and international terminals.
3. Eating, Shopping and Drinking
With so many snack bars, restaurants, bars, cafes and fast food places open 24/7, the airport has boosted this with 24-hour shopping facilities within the airport such as duty-free shops and authentic bazaars within the International Terminal.
4. Conferences and Facilities for Business Meetings
The airport has conference centers that can hold a certain maximum number of delegates located in the International terminal, such as the Tepe Conference Hall for 70, Akfen for 200 or about 250 while standing, and the F. Ergokmen Hall holding 50 delegates. With 5 CIP Lounges located in the International Terminals, passengers are provided with photocopying, fax and Internet facilities with some remaining open 24/7. The Millennium Lounge offers business class travelers the desired comfort.
5. Facilities for the Disabled
Ataturk has numerous accessible-by-wheelchair-toilets and many lifts tailored for this special class of passengers. However, passengers are asked to arrange with the airport or individual airlines for wheelchairs.
There are travel agencies within the International Terminal availing 24/7 hotel reservations to travelers. In addition, the Istanbul International Airport Hotel can be booked by passengers within the International terminal, offering 85 rooms, conference rooms, a gym and business related services. In fact, there are also hourly accommodations offered.
7. Other Facilities
Luggage loss can be reported or checked in the International Terminal office for lost property. There are 24/7 luggage handling facilities and porter services.