Erkilet International Airport


Kayseri Erkilet Airport

Kayseri Erkilet Havalimanı
Erkilet Airport 2.jpg
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorDHMİ (State Airports Administration)
Turkish Air Force
LocationKayseri, Turkey
Elevation AMSL3,506 ft / 1,069 m
Coordinates38°46′13″N 035°29′43″E / 38.77028°N 35.49528°E / 38.77028; 35.49528Coordinates: 38°46′13″N 035°29′43″E / 38.77028°N 35.49528°E / 38.77028; 35.49528
ASR is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
ASR is located in Asia
ASR (Asia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,000 9,841 Concrete
Sources: DHMİ,[1] Turkish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Erkilet International Airport or Kayseri Erkilet Airport (Turkish: Kayseri Erkilet Havalimanı, IATA: ASR, ICAO: LTAU) is a military airbase and public airport located 5 km (3.1 mi) north[2] of Kayseri in the Kayseri Province of Turkey. The airport is a major hub for travel to Cappadocia.


The prior capacity of the airport was 600,000 passengers per year. With the opening of the new international terminal in March 2007, its total capacity increased up to one million passengers per year. The airport is able to accommodate jets the size of the Boeing 747. However, smaller jets like the Boeing 737 and Boeing 757 are more commonly seen there.

Airlines and destinations

AnadoluJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Corendon Airlines[3] Cologne/Bonn,[4] Düsseldorf,[4] Frankfurt,[4] Hannover,[4] Munich,[4] Münster/Osnabrück,[4] Rotterdam/The Hague,[3] Stuttgart[4]
Seasonal: Amsterdam,[3] Basel/Mulhouse,[3] Berlin,[3] Eindhoven,[3] Friedrichshafen,[3] Hamburg,[3] Nuremberg,[3] Vienna[3]
Nordwind Airlines[5] Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Pegasus Airlines Antalya, Düsseldorf, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Rotterdam/The Hague,[6] Stuttgart
Seasonal: Amsterdam
SkyUp Seasonal: Kyiv–Boryspil[7]
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[8]
SunExpress[9] Antalya, Izmir
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart, Vienna (begins 8 June 2022)[10]
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam/The Hague (begins 4 April 2022)[11]
TUI fly Belgium[12] Liège
Seasonal: Brussels
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal charter: Kharkiv,[13] Kyiv–Boryspil,[13] Odessa,[13] Zaporizhzhia[13]


Annual passenger traffic at ASR airport. See source Wikidata query.
Kayseri Erkilet International Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year (months) Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2012 * 968,942 Increase 5,9% 254,818 Increase 1,8% 1,223,760 Increase 5.0%
2011 * 914,537 Increase 27.0% 250,129 Increase 14.0% 1,164,666 Increase 24.0%
2010 720,229 Increase 27.0% 219,955 Increase 4.0% 940,184 Increase 21.0%
2009 568,106 Increase 18.4% 210,533 Increase 8.0% 778,639 Increase 15.4%
2008 479,857 Decrease 17.0% 194,976 Increase 3.0% 674,833 Decrease 12.0%
2007 575,473 189,833 765,306



Public buses run from the airport (just outside the gates) to the city center and vice versa.[15] Travelers can also hire a taxi or rent a car. A less expensive option is to pre-arrange your airport pick up either through a travel agency or your hotel.


  1. ^ (in Turkish) Kayseri Hava Meydanı Archived 2007-12-27 at the Wayback Machine at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Flights to Izmir".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Liu, Jim (27 January 2020). "Corendon Airlines S20 Network expansion".
  5. ^ "Flight Search".
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pegasus adds Kayseri – Rotterdam link in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim. "SkyUp Airlines adds Kayseri service from late-Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ "air and charter tickets".
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (3 September 2020). "SunExpress 01-19SEP20 International operations as of 30AUG20".
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Transavia start ticketverkoop naar (nieuwe) zomerbestemmingen 2022" [Transavia starts ticketsales to new summer 2022 destinations]. (in Dutch). 14 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Flight plan".
  13. ^ a b c d "Charter flights timetable".
  14. ^ "Statistics". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  15. ^ "KAYSERİ ULAŞIM BİLGİ SİSTEMİ (KUBİS)", Havaalanına giden hatlar, 2010 ©. Retrieved on 03 December 2013.

External links

  • Accident history for ASR at Aviation Safety Network
  • Aeronautical chart and airport information for LTAU at SkyVector
  • Current weather for LTAU at NOAA/NWS