Your Friendly User Guide to Bodrum Airport
Covering 110,000 square meters, Bodrum airport is one of the top three touristic air travel hubs in Turkey. Sitting in Aegean Turkey, it is a smooth, and efficient operation that serves 4 million domestic and international passengers and 22,900 flights every year. Servicing many holiday resorts like Altinkum, Kusadasi and all the Bodrum peninsula, it is the easiest and best way to get to western Turkey, and this user guide helps flyers navigate it like a pro.
Who runs Bodrum Airport?
In 2015, TAV won the contract to run it until 2035. The company also runs the Ataturk, Esenboga, Izmir, Gazipasa, and Antalya airports of Turkey, and operate in Georgia, Tunisia, Macedonia, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, and Croatia. The international airport code is BJV. Flight booking websites and ticket issuers use the official name of Milas – Bodrum Airport. (Milas Bodrum Havaalanı in Turkish.)
Which Airlines Fly to Bodrum?
It would be easier to answer which airlines don’t use it. During the tourism season from May to October, more than forty flights operated by airlines from around the world can leave and arrive within 24 hours. The schedule drops during winter, and the international terminal closes, but the domestic terminal stays operational all year round.
Facilities and Amenities at Bodrum Airport
Does Bodrum Airport Have Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi access is only available in VIP lounges. The password is given upon payment and is also changed.
Is there a Smoking Lounge?
The international terminal has two smoking lounges. The first one is on the left-hand side of the building if you are facing the check-in desks. The second is after passport control. To get there, head to the restaurant section and up the escalator. Walk past the VIP lounge and through a set of double doors into a small courtyard where smoking is allowed. Domestic departures, also have a smoking section, as do all VIP lounges.
ATU run the duty-free shops in both the arrival and departures halls. Examples of what’s for sale include confectionary, alcohol, cigarettes, perfume, makeup, toys and much more. Prices are in Euros, but they accept all currencies. Just ask an assistant what exchange rate they are using first.
Restaurants and Cafes
The domestic terminal has seven restaurants and cafes including a Starbucks. The international terminal offers a small choice of eateries although some close when the terminal isn’t busy. Like most airports around the world, the price of food and drink is expensive, so eat before you enter.
Unfortunately, when you go through the first set of security scanners, security guides take liquids including bottles of water, so you are at the mercy of cafes if you get thirsty. Alternatively, pay to enter the lounges (two in domestic and one in international), where food and drink are included in the price.
Airport Transportation: Car Hire, Shuttle Bus, Parking and Taxis
Havas run a shuttle bus service running in both directions between the airport and Bodrum bus station. Pick-up and drop-off points are in Guvercinlik and on the Torba road. Their website lists the exact routes and timetable schedules http://www.havas.com.tr/en.
Alternatively, car hire offices on the way out of both terminals, offer many models. However, book in advance, because they sometimes close if it is a low period of flights, and run out of cars at busy times.
Many holidaymakers pre-book airport transfers with holiday companies in the town, they are going to, but taxis are also available from the airport. Otherwise, there are 600 parking spaces with prices starting from 10 lira an hour and going up to the discounted price of 190 Turkish lira for a month.
What Resorts are Near the Airport?
Bodrum airport serves many surrounding coastal holiday resorts. Kusadasi is a two-hour drive and reaching Altinkum takes just 60 minutes. Otherwise, reaching all resorts of the peninsula takes no longer than 70 minutes because they are all within a 60-kilometre drive.
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