Turkish airports for Property Owners and buyers

map of turkeyIstanbul Airports

Istanbul is serviced on the European side by Ataturk and the Asian side by Sabiha. The main airlines which fly there from the UK are Lufthansa, KLM, Turkish Airlines.

Izmir airport

Izmir direct flights from London based airports are about 4 hours and airlines such as: Thomson Airways, Pegasus, EasyJet fly directly there, others fly indirectly e.g. Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, KLM, German Wings.

There are flights from Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted as well as Manchester. There are more flights during the Summer season and more direct flights then as well.

Izmir is about 45 minutes away from Kusadasi and also services other towns, cities and resorts in the northern part of Turkey like Cesme.

Bodrum Airport

Bodrum airport is north of Bodrum town, with lots of direct flights. It is serviced by numerous holiday companies from London airports and Manchester all year round. 4 airlines fly direct from London to Bodrum, Easyjet being among the favourites, with Monarch, Thomson and Pegasus, others fly indirectly. There are 21 flights a week from London to Bodrum.

The average flight time from London to Bodrum is 3h 50 minutes

It is about 45 minutes from Bodrum, one and half hours away from Kusadasi and is also used to access Fethiye, Altinkum.

Dalaman Airport

Many airlines service this airport including: Pegasus, Monarch, Turkish Airlines, Thomson Flights, FlyThomasCook. This is the hub for the Mediterranean coastal resorts Fethiye, Kalkan, Dalyan.

Visa requirements

Turkish visit visas issued at arrival ports state that they are valid for multiple stays up to a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period.

From 1 February 2012 rules are being fully enforced, visa holders will only be able to stay in Turkey for a total of 90 days in any period of 180 days. (Up to 31 January 2012, the Turkish immigration authorities operated a flexible interpretation of this requirement whereby visitors could leave after 90 days, and immediately re-enter for a further 90 day period).

If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa from the Turkish Embassy in your country of residence before departure, or regularise your stay by obtaining a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before 90 days has elapsed.  Those who exceed the 90 day limit may be fined, deported and banned from re-entry.

British nationals require a visa to enter Turkey, except cruise ship passengers entering the country for a day trip and returning to the ship the same day. British citizens may obtain a multiple entry visitor's visa, valid for 90 days, at the port of entry on payment of £10 in cash (Scottish currency is not accepted). Visas can also be obtained in advance from the Turkish Consulate in London.

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