Due to a recent decision by the Turkish Council of Ministers, the switch to daylight savings time has been postponed to March 31, 2014 from March 30, 2014. Based on the decision by the Turkish Council of Ministers, for Turkish Airlines tickets, 30 March 2014 dated, bought before February 24, 2014 the time listed on the ticket for arrivals and departures from Turkey will be one hour earlier than the actual flight time.
For all tickets bought on and after February 24, the flight time will be as listed and passengers will be totally unaffected by these changes. For all other destinations, there will not be any change since the local time will remain as scheduled.
For all transit passengers that have domestic or international connecting flights in Turkey, flight connection times will remain as scheduled, because all Turkish Airlines’ flights departing on March 30 will depart/arrive from/to destinations in Turkey 1 hour earlier than is shown on purchased tickets.
Not to be affected by probable disruptions, passengers traveling out of Turkey are kindly requested to arrive at their airport at least 2 hours before scheduled departure times for all domestic flights, and at least 3 hours before scheduled departure times for all international flights.
We recommend that all passengers travelling on March 30, 2014 double-check their correct flight times on the websites of airlines company or through related sales offices or call centers.
Shopping & Dining
See the full range of shops in our shopping universe. At the airport you'll find a great selection of shops within fashion, electronics, design and souvenirs
The visa office is located at the transit area on the arrivals floor of the International Terminal before the passport check points open 7/24.
Lost Property Offices
Phone: (242) 582 71 26 – 7 / (242) 582 74 26 – 7
Each airline has different procedures for domestic animals. You must inquire about this with your airline company. Most airlines do not accept birds and rodents into the cabin. These types of animals may travel in the cargo section of the aircraft. There is a restriction on the number of domestic animals accepted into the cabin.
We recommend passengers to be present at the airport 120 minutes (2 hours) prior to their flight.