Istanbul Airshow

The Istanbul Airshow turns 22 years-old this year. Although the show is young, it provides the aviation industry with the unique chance to reach the Eurasian airports and aviation markets.

This show is the main biennial event that covers Turkey, the Balkans, the Middle East, CIS Republics, and extends to the Turkish Republics, as well as Central Asia. This show is made even more unique by being the only “civil only” airshow in the region and amongst one of the very few in the world.

Turkey stepped into the era of restructuring and investing earlier than most nations in its region. By doing so, the country sets a benchmark for the aviation market within Eurasia and the Middle East.

The event planners draw inspiration from the pivotal role the country plays by designing a one-of-a-kind airshow. The aim is to establish a business platform that is concentrated on civil aviation – how to serve, contribute, and meet the challenges affecting these markets?

As usual, the show will attract the big names from the aviation industry and, of course, Jetex – where we look forward to presenting the HondaJet Elite after being appointed as HondaJet Middle East!

The 4-day event is being held at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, with the show’s gates opening on September 27th and closing on September 30th. The opening times will be:

September 27th, 2018

1:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M

September 28th, 2018

10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M

September 29th, 2018

10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M

September 30th, 2018

Open to the public from 10:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M

The Biennial Airshow, Flying to Istanbul

Are you heading to Istanbul, Turkey for the airshow?

Whether you own a jet or need a charter, we can get you there! Our Trip Planning team can get everything you need set, and ready to go. We’ll take care of the permits, departure, landing, and more. All flights heading to Turkey will need to have these documents ready:

  • certificates of airworthiness and registration
  • noise certificate
  • air operator’s certificate, when applicable
  • evidence of worldwide insurance

Istanbul Airshow, Taxing Options

The event takes place at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport [IATA: IST, ICAO: LTBA], Turkey’s biggest and main international airport. This airport will still be functional while the airshow is ongoing and can serve as an Airport of Entry [AoE].

An alternative to IST would be the Sabiha Gökҫen International Airport [IATA: SAW, ICAO: LTFJ]. This airport is Istanbul’s second international airport and has a dedicated private jet terminal.

Ready to take-off to the Istanbul Airshow?

Jetex can take you there! Let us know what plans you have in mind and we can arrange the rest from there. We’ll handle all the permit arrangementsthe ground handling, and the fuel uplifts – all while offering excellent concierge services. Our skilled and dedicated team are on standby 24/7 waiting to help.

Let us complete your journey!

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