Istanbul Airport Spotter Area for the aviation enthusiasts!


Istanbul Airport has put Turkey’s first official “Spotter Area” into service, for those who are interested in aviation photography. The application system for the “Spotter Area”, which will provide opportunities for aviation enthusiasts to come together and capture beautiful shots, will be opened on June 26, 2021. The Spotter Area will initially be accessible only on Saturdays, from 08:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Transportation will be provided by İGA with vehicles departing from Istanbul Airport P6 Turkuaz car park and will be free of charge.

İGA, which opened Turkey’s first official spotter area at Istanbul Airport, created a special opportunity for aviation enthusiasts who want to see the landing and take-off of airplanes up close. The Spotter Area at Istanbul Airport is located at a dominant point overlooking the runway 1 and the Air Traffic Control Tower. In the system where the applications will be evaluated weekly, entries to the area will be made with a temporary apron card. Individuals who upload the images of the front side of their Turkish ID or Passport and fill in the HES code in the spotter form will be able to submit their applications after uploading their passport photos.

Application quota has been reached. The next week’s application system will be announced again in the near future.