Ankara Airport

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Ankara Airport customer review

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.
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Ankara Airport customer review

Domestic departures a bit cramped if there are lots of flights in a short period of time. THY check in very speedy and efficient. The real blight is the prices at the bars and restaurants which are simply scandalous. 15 lire for a grolsch (£6/$10) or 10.50 for the local EFES beer. Food prices similar. I thought all airports had stopped ripping people off at these kind of rates but not here. Is it because they have a high level of European business customers on expenses and locals bring their own refreshments? Anyway highly irritating.
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Ankara Airport customer review

This airport is quite unpleasant and kind of shabby looking for an airport of capital city. No place to kill time until boarding time except simple bar and restaurant which over-price everything. There is no boarding bridge and all passengers are conveyed by buses to aircrafts. Turkish airline's domestic flights delay often it could be because of Istanbul Ataturk airport's traffic control thought. It is quite far away from the city. If it is not the rush for you taking Havas (limousine bus) is the cheapest. 8.5 New Turkish Lira. Taxi will cost 45-55 from the airport to the city center. (usually 55 to Cankaya) From the city to the airport you may have a chance to negotiate with drivers for discounts if you speak Turkish language. From my experience 35 from Cankaya was the best.
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Ankara Esenboga Airport is a surprisingly small airport considering the size of the city although a much larger terminal appears to be under construction next door to the current building. It is also lacking in amenities. That being said its small size makes it very easy to negotiate and I whisked through both arrival and departure formalities (although passengers on outbound flights have to pass through security twice - upon arrival at the airport and after check-in). The airport's only serious inconvenience is its location 25 miles outside of the city.
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