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Frequently Asked Questions about Ataturk Intl. - IST

Which airport is IST? IST is officially named Ataturk Intl., and is located in the city of Istanbul. Over 90 airline carriers fly approximately 148 flights per week.

Which airline flies the most flights to IST? The top airline carrier flying out of Ataturk Intl. is and they fly over 2,995 flights every month.

What are the best days to fly from IST? If you are trying to save money, flying out on weekdays like Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is when you’ll get the best deals on flights from Ataturk Intl.. Here are some great weekday IST flight deals:
  • Aegean - Istanbul (IST) to Rome (FCO) on 5/8 leaving at 12:35 am and returning on 5/11 at 11:45 pm for only $169 per person.*
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul (IST) to Frankfurt (FRA) on 5/11 leaving at 9:55 pm and returning on 5/13 at 1:20 am for only $170 per person.*
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul (IST) to Berlin (TXL) on 4/24 leaving at 9:45 pm and returning on 4/26 at 2:05 pm for only $190 per person.*
How busy is the IST airport? Ataturk Intl. (IST) has 1,330 flights every month.

*Prices vary and will be updated when you view current flight availability results. Deals displayed here are based on flight pricing and availability as of 04/21/2018 and may change as you get closer to the actual flight date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.

General IST Airport Information

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    See what the fuss is about, as a vast majority of visitors recommend visiting Istanbul. With that kind of acclaim, it's a surprise you haven't booked your ticket already! Luckily, if you do it now you can still enjoy excellent discounts from Expedia on flights to IST. Grab an aisle seat and start your journey.

    IST Flight Status & Terminal Information

    When flying from Ataturk Intl. (IST), give yourself plenty of time to make your flight because nothing’s worse than running to catch your plane. Getting to the airport early lets you check into your flight, drop off your luggage, pass through the TSA checkpoint, and leisurely arrive at your terminal gate with time to spare.

    Before you head to the airport though, check your flight time. Check your flight status at IST to determine if there are any changes in your itinerary. Once you’ve confirmed your IST flight status, many airlines recommend you arrive at the airport at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours prior to international flights.

    Istanbul Airport Parking & Transportation Information

    When you have a flight from Ataturk Intl. (IST), take advantage of the various transportation options available. If you’ve bribed your friend to drive you the airport, use the convenient curbside drop-off or the short-term parking at IST. Alternatively, if you prefer to drive yourself, the airport provides safe and secure long-term parking for your vehicle during your trip. Furthermore, you’ll find rental car and taxi services at the airport offering easy and reliable transportation.

    Ataturk Intl. Flight Information

    Airport Name: Ataturk Intl.
    Airport Location: Istanbul, TR
    Latitude / Longitude: 40.976898 / 28.814600
    Altitude: 163ft
    Airport Code: IATA: IST ICAO: LTBA GPS: LTBA

    Ataturk Intl., also known by IATA (International Air Transport Association) code IST and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) code LTBA, offers flights from multiple airline carriers to many popular global destinations. Above you'll find some useful information about Istanbul's airport that can help you in planning your next trip. Expedia offers flights from IST airport on multiple airline carriers, and makes it easy and affordable for you to book low cost Istanbul flights.

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