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Direct flights to Ankara (ESB)

Esenboğa International Airport - Airport code: ESB

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Non-stop flights to Ankara (ESB)

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Last updated on: 04-15-2021

Esenboğa International Airport is a large airport in Turkey. It is an international airport. In total there are 67 airports around the world that have direct flights to Ankara, spread around 65 cities in 19 countries. Currently, there are 35 domestic flights to Ankara.

Ankara is mainly known for sightseeing & culture and its food & drinks.

This month, there are 2,108 flights arriving at Ankara Airport, which are 70 flights per day or 3 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 20 minutes.

The most frequently departed flights to Ankara are routes from Istanbul (Sabiha) (SAW) in Turkey and Istanbul (IST), also in Turkey. These two routes together are operated 596 times this month, and make up for 28% of all monthly arrivals at Esenboğa International Airport.

The longest flight to Ankara ESB is departing from Kabul (KBL). This non-stop flight takes around 4 hours and 35 minutes and covers a distance of 2,011 miles (3,237 km).

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List of all direct flights to Ankara

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Ankara, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 11 airlines that fly to Ankara. Most flights to Ankara are operated by Turkish Airlines, as they connect 59 airports to ESB. That’s around 3 times as much as Pegasus, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Ankara. Below you can find the list of airlines that operate all ESB flights:

Business class flights to Ankara

There are 30 airports that have flights to Ankara in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to ESB are listed below:

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Intercontinental flights to Ankara

There are intercontinental flights to Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) from Europe, the Middle-East and Southern Asia, as of April 2021.

* Please note that there are no direct services from the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Europe to Ankara

Turkish Airlines and SunExpress have a significant network of flights from Europe to Ankara.

Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Vienna (VIE), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), Düsseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt (FRA), Hamburg (HAM), seasonal flights from Hanover (HAJ), Munich (MUC), Stuttgart (STR), Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL), Geneva (GVA), Moscow Vnukovo (VKO), Kyiv (KBP), Copenhagen (CPH), Stockholm (Arlanda) (ARN), London Stansted (STN), Lyon (LYS), year-round flights from Paris (CDG) and seasonal flights from Amsterdam (AMS).

SunExpressSunExpress: seasonal flights from Vienna (VIE), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), Düsseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt (FRA), Hanover (HAJ), Munich (MUC), Stuttgart (STR), Zürich (ZRH), London Luton (LTN), Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS) and Brussels (BRU).

PegasusPegasus: seasonal flights from Vienna (VIE), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), Düsseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt (FRA), Hamburg (HAM), Stuttgart (STR) and year-round flights from Kyiv (KBP).

Ukraine Int.Ukraine Int.: seasonal flights from Kyiv (KBP).

Non-stop flights from the Middle-East / Western Asia to Ankara

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus have a strong network of non-stop flights from the Middle-East.

Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Baku (GYD), seasonal flights from Ercan, Northern Cyprus (ECN), Baghdad (BGW), Jeddah (JED), Medina (MED), year-round flights from Adana (ADA), Adıyaman (ADF), Ağrı (AJI), Antalya (AYT), Batman (BAL), Bingöl (BGG), Bodrum (BJV), Canakkale (CKZ), Dalaman (DLM), Diyarbakır (DIY), seasonal flights from Edremit / Balıkesir (EDO), year-round flights from Elazığ (EZS), Erzincan (ERC), Erzurum (ERZ), Gaziantep (GZT), Gazipaşa (GZP), Hakkari (YKO), Hatay (HTY), Iğdır (IGD), Istanbul (IST), Istanbul (Sabiha) (SAW), Izmir (ADB), Kahramanmaraş (KCM), Kars (KSY), Malatya (MLX), Mardin (MQM), Muş (MSR), Ordu / Giresun (OGU), Samsun (SZF), Şanlıurfa (GNY), Siirt (SXZ), Sirnak (NKT), Trabzon (TZX) and Van (VAN).

AzerbaijanAzerbaijan: seasonal flights from Baku (GYD).

PegasusPegasus: year-round flights from Ercan, Northern Cyprus (ECN), Erbil (EBL), Antalya (AYT), Bodrum (BJV), seasonal flights from Dalaman (DLM), Diyarbakır (DIY), year-round flights from Istanbul (Sabiha) (SAW), Izmir (ADB), seasonal flights from Tekirdağ (TEQ), Trabzon (TZX), Van (VAN) and year-round flights from Amman (AMM).

Fly BaghdadFly Baghdad: seasonal flights from Baghdad (BGW).

Iraqi AirwaysIraqi Airways: year-round flights from Baghdad (BGW).

Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways (Oneworld): year-round flights from Doha (DOH).

Non-stop flights from India / South Asia to Ankara

Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Tehran (IKA).

Iran AirIran Air: year-round flights from Tehran (IKA).

Mahan AirMahan Air: seasonal flights from Tehran (IKA).

Kam AirKam Air: seasonal flights from Kabul (KBL).

International flights to Ankara

Afghanistan
Flights from Afghanistan to Ankara

Kabul is the only city in Afghanistan with direct flights to Ankara. From Kabul, direct flights are offered by Kam Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.

Austria
Flights from Austria to Ankara

In Austria, the only airport that has a direct connection to Ankara is Vienna. From Vienna, direct flights are offered by Pegasus, SunExpress and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Azerbaijan
Flights from Azerbaijan to Ankara

There is 1 airport in Azerbaijan that has a direct connection to Ankara, which is Baku. From Baku, you can fly non-stop with Azerbaijan or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Belgium
Flights from Belgium to Ankara

In Belgium, the only airport that has a direct connection to Ankara is Brussels. From Brussels, direct flights are offered by SunExpress. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in October.

Cyprus
Flights from Cyprus to Ankara

Ercan, Northern Cyprus is the only city in Cyprus with direct flights to Ankara. From Ercan, Northern Cyprus, you can fly non-stop with Pegasus or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Denmark
Flights from Denmark to Ankara

There is 1 airport in Denmark that has a direct connection to Ankara, which is Copenhagen. From Copenhagen, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance). This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in June 2021.

France
Flights from France to Ankara

There are 2 airports in France that have non-stop flights to Ankara.

From Lyon, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.
From Paris, you can fly non-stop with SunExpress or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Germany
Flights from Germany to Ankara

In Germany there are several airports with flights to Ankara (8 in total).

From Berlin, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, all direct flights to Ankara are operated by Pegasus, SunExpress and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Hamburg, you can fly non-stop with Pegasus or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Hanover and Munich, you can fly with SunExpress and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Stuttgart, direct flights are offered by Pegasus, SunExpress and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Iran
Flights from Iran to Ankara

Tehran is the only city in Iran with direct flights to Ankara. From Tehran, direct flights are offered by Iran Air, Mahan Air and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Iraq
Flights from Iraq to Ankara

If you are looking for a direct flight from Iraq to Ankara, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From Baghdad, direct flights are offered by Fly Baghdad, Iraqi Airways and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Erbil, the only airline with direct flights is Pegasus.

Jordan
Flights from Jordan to Ankara

In Jordan, the only airport that has a direct connection to Ankara is Amman. From Amman, direct flights are offered by Pegasus.

Netherlands
Flights from Netherlands to Ankara

There is 1 airport in Netherlands that has a direct connection to Ankara, which is Amsterdam. From Amsterdam, you can fly non-stop with SunExpress or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Ankara

In Qatar, the only airport that has a direct connection to Ankara is Doha. From Doha, direct flights are offered by Qatar Airways (Oneworld).

Russia
Flights from Russia to Ankara

Moscow Vnukovo is the only city in Russia with direct flights to Ankara. From Moscow Vnukovo, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in April and ends in October.

Saudi Arabia
Flights from Saudi Arabia to Ankara

In Saudi Arabia, there are 2 airports that have direct flights to Ankara.

From Jeddah and Medina, you can fly with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Sweden
Flights from Sweden to Ankara

There is 1 airport in Sweden that has a direct connection to Ankara, which is Stockholm (Arlanda). From Stockholm (Arlanda), direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in August.

Switzerland
Flights from Switzerland to Ankara

If you are looking for a direct flight from Switzerland to Ankara, there are 3 airports to choose from.

From Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Geneva, you can fly with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Zürich, you can fly non-stop to Ankara with SunExpress. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.

Ukraine
Flights from Ukraine to Ankara

Kyiv is the only city in Ukraine with direct flights to Ankara. From Kyiv, direct flights are offered by Pegasus, Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance) and Ukraine Int..

United Kingdom
Flights from United Kingdom to Ankara

There are 2 airports in United Kingdom that have non-stop flights to Ankara.

From London Luton, direct flights are offered by SunExpress. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.
From London Stansted, the only airline with direct flights is Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance). This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in October.

Domestic flights to Ankara

Turkey
Flights from Turkey to Ankara

There are lots of domestic flights to Ankara (ESB). 35 airports in Turkey have direct flights to the airport.

From Adana, Adıyaman and Ağrı, all direct flights to Ankara are operated by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Antalya, you can fly non-stop with Pegasus or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Batman and Bingöl, you can fly with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Bodrum, you can fly non-stop with Pegasus or Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Canakkale, the only airline with direct flights is Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Dalaman and Diyarbakır, all direct flights to Ankara are operated by Pegasus and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Edremit / Balıkesir, Elazığ, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Gazipaşa, Hakkari, Hatay, Iğdır and Istanbul, all direct flights to Ankara are operated by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Istanbul (Sabiha) and Izmir, you can fly with Pegasus and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Kahramanmaraş, Kars, Malatya, Mardin, Muş, Ordu / Giresun, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Siirt and Sirnak, all direct flights to Ankara are operated by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).
From Tekirdağ, you can fly non-stop to Ankara with Pegasus. This route is not operational yet but will start in May.
From Trabzon and Van, you can fly with Pegasus and Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

Alternative airports near Ankara

Flying to an alternative airport near Ankara could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Ankara (ESB) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Kastamonu (KFS) and Zonguldak (ONQ).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Ankara?

There is 1 airport in Ankara: Esenboğa International Airport (ESB).

What is the best airport to fly into Ankara?

The most convenient airport to fly into Ankara is Esenboğa International Airport (ESB).

How many airlines fly to Ankara?

There are 11 airlines flying to Ankara from 67 airports around the world, as of April 2021.

Which airlines fly to Ankara?

Turkish Airlines, Pegasus and SunExpress operate most flights to Ankara. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Ankara?

Star Alliance and Oneworld are currently the only two alliances that operate flights to Ankara.

How many nonstop flights are there to Ankara?

There are roughly 2,108 flights arriving at Ankara every month (or 490 flights each week), from a total of 67 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Ankara Airport?

The official name of Ankara Airport is Esenboğa International Airport.

What is the airport code of Ankara Airport?

The airport code of Ankara Airport is ESB.

What are the most popular flights to Ankara?

Istanbul (Sabiha), Istanbul and Izmir are the 3 most popular routes to Ankara. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Ankara, please use our flight map.

How long is the flight to Ankara?

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