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Antalya Airport

Antalya Airport, The Gateway to the Turkish Riviera

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.

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Turkish Riviera Paradise

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.

Bathed In Sunshine

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.

A Destination For Sport

 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. 

Rich Archaeological Heritage

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.  

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Backbone of Turkish Tourism

Featuring more than 2,000 hotels with about 600,000 beds, Antalya is regarded as the backbone of the Turkish tourism sector and offers infinite possibilities for relaxation, sightseeing and sun-seeking. The Antalya region – with its growing range of activities and attractions such as trekking, mountaineering, winter sports, festivals, international conventions and other events – is rapidly diversifying its tourism sector and meeting the increased demand for year-round tourism destinations. On top, the region is increasingly recognized as a year-round destination from new markets in the Middle East and Asia. Thanks to new and well-equipped hotels with integrated convention facilities, Antalya is rapidly becoming a new star for international meetings, congresses and events. For instance, the recent G20 Summit of the leading top 20 nations was hosted by Antalya in November 2015. The World Botanic Expo 2016 was held in Antalya from April to November 2016. In the spa and wellness tourism segment, Antalya is also earning a strong international reputation. The trend towards combined fun-in-the-sun & health vacations has been gaining interest in recent years.

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