As all international flights to/from Istanbul were recently moved to the new airport, when taking a connecting flight of Turkish Airlines you will have to spend some time at Istanbul New Airport (IST). If shopping and dining is not your thing, you might be just looking for a quiet spot and internet connection. Luckily, you can use free Wi-Fi at Istanbul New Airport (IST).
Istanbul is a city with centuries of history dating back to BC. It has also been the capital of three of the world’s greatest empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. The largest city of Turkey lies between 2 continents Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus Strait. Top tourist attractions in Istanbul include mosques, palaces, historical buildings, Ottoman landmarks and Byzantine sites.
Istanbul New Airport (IST) started operations on 29 October 2018. All of the passenger flights from/to Istanbul are currently served by Turkey’s newest and largest airport. As the airport is located about 50 km northwest of Sultanahmet, the heart of historic Istanbul, it’s useful to know how to get from Istanbul New Airport to City Center.
Our plane from Bangkok landed at Istanbul New Airport (IST) around 4:00, as scheduled. We had an international fight with a layover of over 6 hours in Istanbul so we have decided to try Touristanbul - free Istanbul tour with Turkish Airlines.