Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)/ Anatolian Side

At a Glance

Located: Pendik. Anatolian Side
Great for: Domestic and International Flights!
Time needed: You need to be there at least two hours before your flight if you are using the international terminals. At least 45 minutes before in domestic terminals.

Transportation: You can get there by using your personal car,public buses, taxis, Havaş and Havataş bus service,train, and sea buses. Click here to see the transportation options!


This airport is named after the first Turkish female pilot Sabiha Gökçen. She holds an important place in the history. She is the first female war pilot in the world! Being born in Bursa, she was adopted by the founder of Turkey Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. After going Eskişehir Military Air Force Academy, she became a war pilot. She was chosen among the best 20 pilots in the world history and she is the first and only female war pilot in the world who holds an award for it.


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is the second airport in İstanbul. It is located in Anatolian side.

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34906 İstanbul TR
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