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İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararası Havalimanı (SAW)

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

(İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Uluslararası Havalimanı)
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Sanayi, Pendik
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    Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing
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    Devrim Ç.
    "Very good thank you pegasus"(15 Tips)
    Morhaf
    "crowded as Ataturk airport"(13 Tips)
    Çiğdem B.
    "New , clean and comfortable airport"(10 Tips)
    Sana H.
    "Not crowded as Atatürk airport."(24 Tips)
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  • Mine K.
    Mine KTMarch 24, 2013
    Pegasus, Sunexpress and Anadolu Jet Airlines fly out from here. It's always clean, quiet and efficient. Food is expensive as in all Turkish airports. Bring your own if you like. Love this airport.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Eugene F.heart icon on user image
    Eugene FarfelNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best sleeping spot in check-in zone is in Starbucks on the second floor. Lie on a seat behind the counter and enjoy your nap!
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • ☀ Sani E.
    ☀ Sani EvansApril 30, 2015
    This airport knows exactly how to work. It's small, cozy & after hs of layover when you need at least a glass of water or wifi, sooner or later you'll give in, exchange money and buy 20TL wifi😑
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Illia R.
    Illia RomanenkoOctober 26, 2014
    Explorer tip: if you want to take quick nap go to gate 301-307 and near escalator you will find nice and relatively quiet place.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Serhii L.heart icon on user image
    Serhii LutskoMay 6, 2018
    The airport is fine but it’s location is the way worse than the Atatürk one. We’ve reserved Kiwitaxi to Sultanmohammad square for 50$ per group of 4 which was a great decision that saved us time
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesOctober 26, 2016
    Planning a trip to Frankfurt anytime soon? Fly at ease from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport with Europe’s Best Airline, Turkish Airlines.
  • Gokben P.heart icon on user image
    Gokben PedukJune 3, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Clean and spacious. Easy access for the passengers. You can easily park your car and access to the airport from the publuc parking lots.
  • Welborne L.heart icon on user image
    Welborne LaguindayJanuary 2, 2018
    Always have your own euro type when you plan to stay long in this airport.
  • Temoheart icon on user image
    TemoSeptember 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I like this airport more than "ataturk" it's cleaner and kinda cozy. Only bad thing i remember about this place is wifi. it's not free :/ at the end of the gates there is small lounge mostly empty👌🏻
  • Ariti M.
    Ariti MixouAugust 6, 2018
    Filthiest toilets ever. Plus this airport doesn't have free WiFi and when you arrive you can't do anything
  • Berat Y.heart icon on user image
    Berat YARDIMCISeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    An extra Runway should be built in order to host millions of passengers estimated in the future from Eastern Destinations and to be the 2nd hub of Turkish Airlines. Work Harder SAW!
  • Antigoni S.heart icon on user image
    Antigoni Str 🌟 🐾October 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very clean airport, quiet with many shops! The only bad is that it is small but as i listen government will make it bigger!if this change it will be perfect!!
  • Mohammad H.heart icon on user image
    Mohammad HijaziJune 8, 2015
    This airport is the world's largest earthquake-proof building. It has a stunning 2 million square feet surface and is able to resist a 8.0 magnitude earthquake without suffering major damage.
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 2, 2018
    'Fun' fact: As in urgency, using passport control fast track you need to purchase a ticket for 35 lira.. Sounds reasonable for those buying time but also sensible to say this is disgrateful hijacking
  • Enes Ayheart icon on user image
    Enes AyFebruary 7, 2019
    Go around !!
  • Annaheart icon on user image
    AnnaApril 7, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order transfer from the airport in advance- you may get it at the airport for 10Euro (if asking for a bargain). Or use the route bus to Taksim (10 Liras) and then metro to wherever you need.
  • Vladimir K.heart icon on user image
    Vladimir KarmishinFebruary 19, 2014
    You definitely need to visit this airport, if you'd like to quit smoking. The airport is huge, and smoking is allowed nowhere :) However, I liked this place, because it's lovely Turkey! :)
  • Müzeyyen A.heart icon on user image
    Müzeyyen AkyüzSeptember 12, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything was very fast and good to the check-out, actually my wonder and knife... Despite of turning back home has been thought, I'm going :( Complicated!
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MOctober 23, 2014
    Welcome to Istanbul's Asian side (Asya)! Take the E10, E11 or the Havataş to Kadiköy where you can connect to the rest of the city by metro or ferry.
  • Grazyna O.
    Grazyna OSeptember 18, 2018
    Many people around and queues everywhere. Try the check-in machines. They react slowly, still is faster than the queues to the counters. Good luck!
  • Navid N.heart icon on user image
    Navid NosratiNiaApril 2, 2017
    Perfect airport,lots of shops in the area,clean and safe
  • Farinaz 💎🍀heart icon on user image
    Farinaz 💎🍀March 17, 2015
    This airport far from European side but very fast in check in and boarding because always not very busy in international flights. Use havatas bus to access to the European side.
  • Simon S.
    Simon SmidtOctober 12, 2019
    Still paying for WiFi!?Come on SAW, be a bit more welcoming!
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesApril 19, 2016
    Like to plan ahead for vacations? Book with Turkish Airlines and travel to Venice from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport for your next holiday!
  • Tiziano D.
    Tiziano D'AngeloJune 9, 2013
    After extensive search found unrestricted wifi near the domestic arrivals (ground floor), with seats available near the car rental offices and ATMs. Enjoy!
  • Praveen P.
    Praveen PaulsamyOctober 19, 2014
    Much better organised and cleaner than Atatürk airport. Free wifi. Has a decent choice of restaurants and duty free shops.
  • Maríaheart icon on user image
    MaríaApril 4, 2015
    Really far from town, make sure to leave ridiculously early in peak times like Friday afternoon. For food my place of choice is Kahve Dünyasi in the domestic terminal.
  • Aycan D.heart icon on user image
    Aycan DuruogluJune 11, 2019
    We had our luggage very fast and duty free is the best in Sabiha Gokcen
  • Davideheart icon on user image
    DavideSeptember 30, 2014
    I can't manage to find a slice of lemon in all cafés/restourants of departure floor. But the airport is comfortable and after security checks there're large Windows over the apron and smocking terrace
  • Ahi A.
    Ahi AkçamSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Take the express buses (E10) outside of the terminal which are going to Kadikoy Ferry Stations (final station) where you can get into the ferries to across to European side very cheap and fast..
  • Réka Manon
    Réka ManonJune 4, 2015
    Long-long corridor but there's an automatic pavement. Nice interior, quite quiet and Havatas shuttle bus to the centre.
  • Ezel A.heart icon on user image
    Ezel AgaogluJuly 16
    Been here 10+ times
    It was very convenient years back now it is not easy to reach your contuar and pass the security post. Need to improve the process.
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • treeheart icon on user image
    treeMay 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A very strange airport, NO free wifi and overpriced shops but relatively clean and fast. Be prepared for extra security check at the entrance to building. For cheap transfer to city use bus E11.
  • Muratheart icon on user image
    MuratJuly 31, 2016
    Located at the Asian side, relatively smaller, but very passenger friendly. Customs line can be longer than expected; add an extra hour.
  • Ozan Oğuz K.heart icon on user image
    Ozan Oğuz KurtMarch 15, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    Such a wonderful airport. İt’s very cozy and practical. I love flying from SAW
  • Mariam T.
    Mariam TatishviliOctober 16, 2014
    There is a lounge on the second floor, for entrance I payed 15 euros and it includes some food, like snacks, salads and even Turkish Chorba! And also wifi internet. The staff is very unfriendly!!!
  • Sinan O.heart icon on user image
    Sinan OncelerJune 29, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Yurt dışı veya iç uçuşlarda ucuz bilet fırsatları burada.. you can find cheap flights for domestic or international routes.
  • Parisa M.heart icon on user image
    Parisa MiraNovember 6, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    You can take buses to everywhere
  • Abdulrahman A.heart icon on user image
    Abdulrahman Almunayes 🇰🇼October 29, 2020
    Been here 10+ times
    Weird travelers, it is a mess because they are not sticking on their assigned seats numbers, most flights get delayed due to customers changing their seats. بعض الركاب يغيرون مقاعدهم مما يسبب تأخير..
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • Çiğdem B.heart icon on user image
    Çiğdem BiçerMay 23, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    New , clean and comfortable airport
  • Morhafheart icon on user image
    MorhafMay 30, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this airport, it is super easy to make the check in and not that crowded as Ataturk airport is😉
  • Danny P.heart icon on user image
    Danny PovolotskiApril 4, 2018
    The airport itself is pretty new and clean. However, the wait times at the border control are insane. Avoid short layovers! I nearly missed a few flights because of the border control waiting times.
  • Serap
    SerapMay 1, 2018
    International airport without free wi-fi ...
  • Erdem Y.heart icon on user image
    Erdem YakutNovember 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    You don't have to take one of the airport cabs, you can download BiTaksi app, register your credit card and pay no cash. Besides you won't be deceived by the taxi driver, BiTaksi is safe.
  • Niko T.
    Niko TsitiridisDecember 12, 2013
    If you have to stay here for hours, make sure you visit the lounge for about 12 euros. It's worth it.
  • Murat H.
    Murat HakkaniJanuary 11, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    Nice and comfortable airport, easy to get to the gates. Little bit far away from the city center but the journey is no hassle if there is not much traffic
  • "Silver"heart icon on user image
    "Silver"December 28, 2014
    A bit far away from Besiktas but much more relaxed than IST. People are much friendlier, food court is much cheaper
  • Şahin Ç.heart icon on user image
    Şahin ÇelenoğluNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    there are many plugs in the terminal. but best place is next to "kahve dunyasi" to charge your mobile or your laptop. (turn left after security check)
  • Erdem
    ErdemJune 1, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    Its easy to arrive to airport,cheap flights,good services. What else could be :)
  • David C.heart icon on user image
    David ChitanavaApril 19, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Small and easy to navigate. There are several food spots. Its desirable to have more seats and rest areas for transfer passengers.
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