Antalya Airport is operated and managed by a joint venture between Fraport AG and TAV Airports. The significant know-how and broad experience of these two aviation giants is behind the ongoing success of Antalya Airport. Last year; in 2018, Fraport TAV Antalya Airport (FTA) saw an all-time record passenger traffic of more than 30 million. When also taking into account its volume of international passengers, which is in excess of 27 million, Antalya Airport is the second largest airport in Turkey.
Antalya Airport is delighted to be acting as the next host for the CONNECT Route Development Forum. Working in conjunction with the CONNECT team, Antalya Airport will deliver a unique experience for delegates showcasing the very best of this Turkish paradise destination. Today, Antalya Airport is serving more than 240 airlines and 380 destinations in 70 countries. On an average day in high season, 140,000 travellers arrive at or depart from Antalya Airport with an average of 6,000 passengers transiting through the airport every hour.
There are four terminals in Antalya Airport; International Terminal 1, International Terminal 2, Domestic Terminal and General Aviation/CIP Terminal. These terminals feature one of the most advanced airside infrastructure setups in Turkey and the Mediterranean with a total floor space of 180,000 m2 and 39 boarding gates. The top major markets for Antalya Airport are respectively Russia, Germany, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Poland.
Antalya - ranking 11th within the most visited cities worldwide - is the tourism capital of Turkey and the main gateway to the country’s world class Turkish Riviera. Located in southern Turkey, Antalya province comprises a total area of 20,723 square kilometers and boasts a 640 km long coastline stretching along the Mediterranean Sea with the ancient cities scattered throughout, including the world heritage site Xanthos. With a population of 2.4 million – increasing by more than 30 percent in the last five years – Antalya province is the fastest-growing part of Turkey. Many attractive tourist attractions can be easily reached within 150 kilometers in either direction of the city of Antalya.
Antalya, otherwise known as the ‘Gateway to the Turquoise Coast’ and ‘the pearl city of the Mediterranean’ is a paradise bathed in sunshine for an incredible 300 days of the year. The city is perfect for relaxing holidays soaking up the sun or sporting activities such as golf, water-skiing, mountain climbing and sailing, and the coast is lined with stunning beaches, forests and clear blue water. It really is the ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy the sunshine.
Because of its natural beauty, ideal climate and outstanding hotel facilities, Antalya developed into one of the most breath-taking and comprehensive sport destinations in the world. The region is home to many national and international sport events throughout the year. Many European football teams flock to the lush, forested Belek region of Antalya province during the winter season.
In Antalya province (as well as the neighbouring provinces) tourists can discover amazing historical and archaeological sites and fascinating treasures from past civilisations. Tourists from around the world are attracted by the more than 300 sites, ranging from the ruins of ancient cities like Termessos and Perge to the Aspendos Roman amphitheatre and St Nicholas' Church - reputedly the origin of St Nicholas.