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|Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW):|
Sabiha Gökçen Airport is 40km (25 miles) from the city center, and located on the Asian side of Istanbul. It is Turkey's newest international airport, and opened in 2001. The airport is used mainly for a sub to Ataturk airport. International air traffic was very low. However after the opening of new terminal in November 2009, Airport has become an important air traffic destination. Currently Turkish airlines and some local airline companies are using the airport mainly. There are also flights to some European cities and Gulf countries via charter flights.
Turkish airlines, Anadolu Jet, Sun Express and Pegasus Airlines (Local) are operating domestic and international flights from SAW. For international flights, thereare also some charter companies such as "Easy Jet", "Germain Wings", "Hapag", "Condor", "Blue Express", "Spanair", "Wizzair", "Corendon", "Jazeer Airways" and "Air Arabia" are using this airport frequently. You can have budget flights to many German cities, major European cities and UAE. After the opening of new terminal all flights are now directed from the new terminal. The new terminal has also got its own car park, Duty free shops and food courtand shopping court are also available.
The airport is located at the Asian side of Istanbul and it is far from the city center. Havas (private shuttle company) is organizing bus transfers to the major points on Asian side of Istanbul. (travel time 30-45 minutes). Havas have also connections to Taksim and 4. Levent ( Business District) by shuttle buses. Also some travel agencies has their shuttles from the airport. The Shuttle buses leaves in front of the arrival terminal.
Sabiha Gokcen airport has also got public bus transport to the major locations. The buses are express buses and head directly to the transfer points such as 4.Levent (Metro Station on European side), Kadıkoy, Bostancı and Pendik.