I wasn't expecting that much of a boom but the Sabiha Gökçen(SAW
) flights of THY are really a blast.
is the secondary airport of Ýstanbul and was realy sloW after it was first built.After the rise of the low coast market in Turkey,SAW
is rediscovered with certain advantages to both the company and the passengers.
First Ýstanbul is a very big city and the Airport is at the one end of the city and many people has to drive a long distance to Yeþilköy to board the planes.The traffic is so heavy so for example driving directly to Ankara from the Asia side of Ýstanbul is really quicker to fly Ankara from IST
made great discounts from the flights originating from SAW
,add the cost of taxi(or fuel cost to drive IST
) add the parking lot fees(it is a great cost too her(SAW
parking lots are free) and many people choose that airport.
I know the international routes willl be introduced soon from there but I don't know the exact dates.THY has already plans for future extension of its facilities.
The only bad thing for myself is I live next to IST
airport here but I have to drive almost 1:30 hrs to and back for a flight which will take almost 1 hour in and out total.But as long as my company earns from this I am happy to take this difficulty.Best Regards.WING