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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Antalya
1. Huge tourism area; best selection of top-quality hotels and resorts, highly developed service sector.
2. Low cost flights… Antalya is one of the mostly recognized charter flight destinations from Europe and russia state.
3. Quick and easy transfer to and from the modern airport with 2 international and 1 domestic terminal.
4. Four seasons of perfect climate: mostly dry and sunny warm weather, spectacular sandy beaches.
5. Language… German, English and Russian are widely spoken around Antalya.
Antalya Airport is a major international airport in Turkey. Located at a 8.1 miles distance northeast of Antalya’s city center, the airport serves an impressive number of tourists who want to get to this renown holiday destination in Turkey and enjoy the Mediterranean beaches in summer.
As such, it handled a figure of 18.8 million passengers in 2008, out of which 16.2 million passengers were international. With two international terminals and one domestic terminal, the Antalya Airport has been estimated to be able to handle 35 million passengers per year.
However, the AYT’s traffic will be significantly eased by theAlanya Gazipaşa Airport, located at a 62 miles distance to the east.
For a bit of insight into the activity of the Antalya Airport so far, you should know that its International Terminal 1 began its operations on April 1st, 1998, being operated by Fraport AG, while Celebi operates International Terminal 2. In 2002, AYT was proud to be ranked the 84th busiest airport in the world, while on the 25th position in Europe with a figure of 17,795,523 passengers.
Also, according to the Airport Council International (ACI), the Antalya Airport International Terminal was ranked as the second busiest terminal on the Mediterranean coast line after Majorca in 2005. In 2008, AYT impressively advanced on the 30th position as the busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, maintaining its status in 2009 as well.
As you see, the Antalya Airport is rather needed for the destinations it serves, but especially for the access that it provides to the local beauties on the Mediterranean coast.
You will also find plenty of things to see in the AYT area, so Antalya (AYT) Airport Hotels will be your proud host and guide during your wonderful trip in Antalya, Turkey.