Ankara Esenboga Airport is a small airport and looks and feels tired. Terminal area is small and check in can be problematic when there are many flights. However TAV (company that built Istanbul Intl. Terminal) is building a new modern terminal which will probably enter into service before the end of 2006. I had to endure 8 hours there waiting for a delayed charter and the wait was extremely unpleasant. In summer the high season for air travel and three full planes delayed the departure hall was extremely crowded with very few seats available. The food was way overpriced with no coupons from the airline. For transport into the city I always use Havas buses which depart almost immediately and their seats are more comfortable than taxis also much cheaper. I have used it in May and June 2006 and the road to the airport is under maintenance detour is through dusty and bumpy stabilized dirtroads making the travel 1/2 hour longer and uncomfortable probably for the whole summer.