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About Ferit melen Airport

Ferit Melen Airport is located in Van which is home to Lake Van, the biggest alkaline lake of the world. The distance between the city center and airport, which is located within the boundaries of Van, is 5 kilometers. Ferit Melen Airport, which offers service as civil status and is operated by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority, began offering service in 1943. The airport, which organizes domestic and international flights, has one terminal building. Ferit Melen Airport was declared point of entry in 1993.

Getting to the City Center from Ferit melen Airport

Van Ferit Melen Airport is 5 kilometers away from the city center. Transportation to the city center is provided by taxi, minibus or municipal buses.

It is also possible to reach the city center by renting a car from the car rental offices at the airport.

Taxi

Taking a taxi is one of the easiest ways to reach the city center. Taxi option becomes attractive because there is not a long distance between the airport and the city center.

Municipal Bus

Another option is to take a municipal bus. You can get on the buses to reach the city center from the bus stops, which are 300 meters away from the terminal building.

Minibus

You can also prefer to get on the minibus which is another transportation option. Yet, you should remember that you need to walk a little bit to get on the minibus. You can reach the city center by getting on the “İskele” (pier) minibus on the minibus lane which is 900 meters away from the terminal.

Rent a car

You can also reach the city center by renting a car from the car rental offices of the companies like Avis, Budget and Europcar at the airport. You can save time and avoid any possible difficulty by booking a rental car in advance online or by telephone.

Last Updated: January 06, 2017
Getting to Ferit melen Airport from the City Center

Van Ferit Melen Airport is 5 kilometers away from the city center. Transportation to the airport is provided by taxi, minibus or municipal buses.

It is also possible to reach the airport by renting a car from the car rental offices.

Municipal Bus

It is very easy to reach the airport by taking the public buses which run from the city center. Preferring this type of transportation option is cheaper, as well as it is a fast option.

Minibus

Another option to get to the airport is the minibus. You can easily arrive at the airport by taking a minibus which departs from the city center. Please keep in mind that your luggage should not be too heavy if you prefer traveling by minibus. Because, the minibuses do not drop passengers off to the terminal. You need to walk 900 meters to the terminal.

Car

Car is one of the easiest ways to reach the airport. It is 5 kilometers from Van city center to the airport. You can get to the airport from the city center by driving through the D300 state road.

Airport Information

Van Ferit Melen Airport is closed to international flights. There are only domestic flights at the airport. Some airline companies arrange regular intercity flights on certain days of the week. In addition, the first satellite-based landing system in Turkey has been set up at this airport.

Last Updated: January 06, 2017
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