Adana Şakirpaşa Airport

Adana Airport
Adana Havalimanı
Airport type Public
Operator General Directorate of State Airports (DHMİ)
Serves Çukurova region
Location Adana, Turkey
Focus city for Borajet
Pegasus Airlines
Elevation AMSL 65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 36°58′55″N 035°16′49″E / 36.98194°N 35.28028°E / 36.98194; 35.28028Coordinates: 36°58′55″N 035°16′49″E / 36.98194°N 35.28028°E / 36.98194; 35.28028
Location of airport in Turkey
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,750 9,022 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 5,594,630 5.0%
Cargo (tons) 49,678 -1%
Aircraft movements 48,556 4.0%[1]
Sources: DHMİ[2] and DAFIF[3][4]

Adana Airport or Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Turkish: Adana Havalimanı) (IATA: ADA, ICAO: LTAF) is an international airport located in Adana, Turkey. The airport serves mainly to the Çukurova region, and in a lesser extent to the provinces surrounding Çukurova, due to its frequent domestic flight schedule and several flights to international destinations. With 5.6 million passengers in 2016,[5] it is the sixth-busiest airport in Turkey and ranked 80th in Europe.


Adana Airport was constructed on a farmland at the Şakirpaşa area, 2.3 km west of the historical city centre. It was opened to service as a civil-military airport in 1937 and became a full civil airport in 1956.

Passenger traffic at Adana Airport is almost doubled since 2011, hitting a record in 2016 with 5,594,630 passengers; an increase of 5% from 2015.[6] As of June 2016, there are 436 weekly departures to 23 routes from the airport, connecting the region to 8 destinations in Turkey, 11 in Germany, 3 in the Middle East and one in N.Cyprus. Ercan is the shortest (40 min.), Hamburg is the longest route (4 hours). Route to both airports in İstanbul, is one of the busiest in Turkey, with 201 departures weekly, almost half of the total flights.

Airlines and destinations

AnadoluJet Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
AtlasGlobal Ercan, Istanbul-Atatürk, Beirut
Seasonal: Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Seasonal charter: Isfahan, Mashhad
Corendon AirlinesCharter: Shiraz
Flynas Jeddah
Freebird AirlinesSeasonal charter: Isfahan, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Germania Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 27 June 2018), Berlin-Tegel (begins 1 July 2018),[7] Bremen (begins 15 June 2018)[8]
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk, Nuremberg[9]
Seasonal charter: Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Pegasus AirlinesAntalya, Bodrum, Ercan, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Trabzon, Van
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Seasonal charter: Shiraz
Qatar Airways Doha[10]
SunExpress Antalya, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Izmir, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Munich,
Seasonal charter: Mashhad
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal: Isfahan
Seasonal charter: Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Rasht
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut


Passenger figures

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport passenger traffic statistics
Year Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2016 4,884,395 7.0% 710,235 -2.0% 5,594,630 5.0%
2015 4,643,199 14.0% 726,061 15.0% 5,369,260 15.0%
2014 4,057,291 8.0% 630,203 12.0% 4,687,494 9.0%
2013 3,754,227 20.0% 561,551 -11.0% 4,315,778 15.0%
2012 3,136,143 18.0% 628,014 7.0% 3,764,157 16.0%
2011 2,651,873 9.7% 589,094 39.1% 3,240,967 14.1%
2010 2,417,630 17% 423,540 2% 2,841,170 14.0%

Route statistics

Direct routes from Adana Airport[11]
City Airport Weekly departures
(June 2016)
Istanbul (Pendik) Sabiha Gökçen Airport 104 Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, Anadolu Jet
Istanbul (Yeşilköy) Atatürk Airport 97 Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Onur Air
Antalya Antalya Airport 47 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express, Borajet
North Nicosia Ercan Airport 35 Pegasus Airlines, Borajet, AtlasGlobal
İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport 33 Pegasus Airlines, Sun Express
Ankara Ankara Esenboğa Airport 31 Anadolu Jet, Borajet
Diyarbakır Diyarbakır Airport 14 Borajet
Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport 13 Borajet
Bodrum Milas-Bodrum Airport 11 Borajet, Pegasus Airlines
Cologne/Bonn Cologne Bonn Airport 9 Borajet, Sun Express, Pegasus Airlines
Trabzon Trabzon Airport 7 Pegasus Airlines
Van Ferit Melen Airport 7 Pegasus Airlines
Erbil Erbil International Airport 5 Borajet
Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport 5 Borajet, Turkish Airlines
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport 4 Flynas
Stuttgart Stuttgart Airport 4 Borajet, Sun Express
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Airport 3 Sun Express, Turkish Airlines
Bremen Bremen Airport 1 Germania
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 1 Sun Express
Hamburg Hamburg Airport 1 Turkish Airlines
Hannover Hannover Airport 1 Sun Express
Munich Munich Airport 1 Sun Express
Münster/Osnabrück Münster Osnabrück International Airport 1 Germania
Nuremberg Nuremberg Airport 1 Onur Air

Ground transportation

Local buses/minibuses, coaches, airline shuttles, trains and taxi serve ground transportation to or close to the airport.

Buses and coaches

Platform Line Destination Via Carrier
Terminals  135  Balcalı (Çukurova University) Yüreğir ABBO
 159  Kurttepe Kuruköprü (Old Town), Adana Metro(Vilayet station), Central railway station ABBO

Adana Metropolitan Municipality local buses #135 and #159, run from the airport to the neighbourhoods of Seyhan, Çukurova and Sarıçam. Bus #159 is a 35-minute interval service that connects airport to the old town, metro (Vilayet station), Central railway station, and routes further north, ending in Kurttepe, close to the lake.[12] Bus #135 is an hourly service to Balcalı (Çukurova University).[13]

Several local buses and minibuses that run east-west on the D400 state road, stop at the Airport intersection, 800 metres north of the airport terminals.

Coach transport to the provinces surrounding Çukurova, run from the Central Coach Terminal, 3.9 km west of the airport entrance. Coach companies' shuttle services from the city centre to the Central Coach Terminal have stops at the Airport Intersection on the D400 state road.

AtlasGlobal airlines run shuttle buses for their passengers from the airport to Mersin Tarsus, İskenderun, Dörtyol and Osmaniye.[14]


Şakirpaşa railway station is 1.9 kilometres' walking distance to the airport terminals, and it is located one block north of the D400 state road. There are frequent train services to Mersin Central, Tarsus and Adana Central stations,[15] and fewer daily services to eastern stations of Adana; Yüreğir, İncirlik and Ceyhan. Also from the station, there are once daily trips to Osmaniye, İskenderun, İslahiye, Karaman and Niğde.

Accidents and incidents


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