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Charter a Private Jet at Ankara Esenboğa Airport

Ankara Airport, otherwise known as Ankara Esenboğa Airport or Ankara ESB, is located about 28 kilometres northeast of the Turkish capital. This large international airport is the starting point of, and destination for, numerous flights to and from Europe and the Middle East. With JetApp, you can book a private jet to or from Ankara online and check in separately and conveniently at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at ESB Airport. Owing to its size and importance as a destination for business flights, first-class service at this airport is a given. Tour Turkey’s vibrant capital or fly from there to your destination in luxury and comfort with JetApp!

Air Travel in Anatolia: The History of Ankara Airport

Before Ankara Esenboğa Airport was built in the 1950s, Ankara Güvercinlik, now used exclusively as a military airport, served as the main destination for civil aviation in the region. Ultimately, however, the older airport could no longer serve capacity. After much planning and construction work, Ankara Airport opened in 1955. ESB Airport was the second international civilian airport to be built in Turkey after Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. At the time of its construction, the airport had only one runway, a passenger building, and a maintenance hangar.

In order to meet the ever-increasing volume of passengers visiting the airport, a number of large-scale improvements were made. For example, the construction of a new hangar and a maintenance hall, as well as a new terminal. At the beginning of the 2000s, extensive reconstruction and modernisation work took place, in the course of which the General Aviation Terminal was built. Today, Ankara Esenboğa Airport serves the travel needs of more than 13 million passengers and records more than 105,000 flight movements per year.

Ankara Airport Location

Distances from Ankara Airport to:

  • Ankara city centre: approx. 30 kilometres by car
  • Kocatepe Mosque: approx. 31 kilometres by car
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilisations: approx. 27 kilometres by car

Private Jet Charter from Ankara Esenboğa

With a charter flight from Ankara Airport, you can quickly and comfortably reach numerous destinations in and around Turkey. Whether you want to travel on a private jet or a business flight from Ankara, JetApp guarantees that you’ll get the aircraft and the flight time of your choice. The following destinations can be achieved from Ankara in no time at all:

A flight from Ankara ESB Airport to either Istanbul Ataturk (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) takes about 55 minutes. Istanbul, the shimmering city on the Bosporus, was awarded European Capital of Culture in 2010 for good reason. This sprawling, ancient metropolis is home to countless architectural wonders, theatres, concert halls, museums, and mosques. Further south, a charter flight from Ankara to Gaziantep (GZT) takes just over an hour. In the south-eastern Anatolian city, visitors can find a wonderfully preserved citadel that dates back to the Seljuk Empire as well as an archaeological museum, making Gaziantep an extremely attractive destination for those interested in Middle Eastern history and architecture. Further south and on the coast, Bodrum (BJV) is just over an hour away on a private jet from Ankara. In this coastal town, visitors can tour the wrecks of ancient ships in an impressive underwater museum. Flying from Ankara Airport, Antalya (AYT), another sea-swept coastal town, is just under an hour away. This city, which is very popular with visitors to Turkey, is situated on the Mediterranean coast and boasts a trove of beautiful beaches.

Business and private jets to and from Ankara are handled at a separate General Aviation Terminal, allowing passengers maximum privacy and minimal hassle. The terminal’s range of comfortable VIP lounges ensure a comfortable stopover at Ankara Airport. The following exclusive services are also available:

  • Faster check-in at the GAT
  • VIP Lounge
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Limousine service
  • Helicopter service
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Hangaring

Private jets can take off and land at Ankara Airport at any time as there is no ban on night-time flights at the airport. Additionally, the airport operates under both Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR), which means the airport can be approached in bad weather conditions. The two runways support capacity for every standard type of aircraft and weight class.

Runway Length and width Surface
03R/21L 3.750 m x 45 m Asphalt
03L/21R 3.750 m x 45 m Asphalt

Transfers to and from Ankara Airport

If you have landed in Ankara on a private jet or would like to depart from the airport, you can use various modes of transport to and from the terminal. A limousine servicewill take you from Ankara Airport to the city centre or vice versa in about half an hour. Alternatively, you can drive directly to the airfield. Should you need the quickest transfer possible, a helicopter service is available around the clock.

Charter Flights to Ankara: Experience Turkey’s Capital

Visitors to Ankara will be amazed by the city’s ancient architecture, some of which dates back more than 3,000 years. As Turkey was once part of the Roman Empire, you can still find the remains of Roman buildings in the capital. Furthermore, the city boasts numerous mosques that give Ankara’s skyline its distinctive character. A must-see for every visitor to the Turkish capital is the Anıtkabir, the tomb of the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – the founder of modern day Turkey.

The world famous Museum of Anatolian Civilisations is another of Ankara’s top sights. The ruins of Hisar Castle are also worth visiting and offer an impressive view across the whole of the city. Furthermore, on the city’s cultural calendar, visitors can enjoy the annual Ankara International Music Festival or the International Film Festival. Finally, on October 29th each year - the Day of the Republic – visitors will have much to celebrate and enjoy in the Turkish capital.

Book a private jet to Ankara and experience the capital of Turkey. To book a private jet to Ankara, simply enter the time, date, and number of passengers and JetApp will meet all your needs.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: LTAC / ESB
  • Altitude: 953 m (3,127 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 13,042,977 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 105,615 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 24/7
  • Runways: 2 (3,750 m, 3,750 m)

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