Istanbul’s setting means it straddles Europe and Asia. Its ferry boats and bridges spanning the Bosphorus link the two continents. With such an important location and the history that goes with it, few if any other cities on the planet can compare with it in giving visitors so many extraordinary experiences. We will be pleased to assist you in making the right choice of private executive jet for your Istanbul trip and in making the arrangments for your stay while you are there. For many centuries, Istanbul was by far the largest and wealthiest city in Europe. Istanbul’s architectural finery, sometimes faded but always gracious, its rich culture and its vibrant, bustling markets are always enthralling. This is a city where walking around the older parts, exploring its many buildings from so many past centuries is richly rewarding.
Be sure to include a visit to the Topkapi Palace. It was the place from which the Ottoman sultans ruled their empire for over 400 years. This enormous structure has magnificent architecture. The domed Hagia Sofia is also a ‘must-see’ piece of history to visit while in Istanbul. This Byzantine masterpiece, built in CE 537, was the world’s greatest cathedral for over 900 years. Equally worth visiting is the world-famous Blue Mosque, an astoundingly beautiful building with a marvellous blue-tiled interior.
Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world. It has over 3,000 shops selling everything from rich and unusual food, spices, local crafts, excellent, beautiful handmade jewellery and the finest carpets to the best selection of silks and every other type of fine fabric imaginable. Turkish culinary traditions can be sampled at many high-end resataurants or at pastry shops and even at traditional food stalls near to the Grand Bazaar. When shopping for the latest fashion trends, visit the Nisantasi district and in Abdi Ipekçi Caddesi, you will find both Turkish fashions as well as some of the international fashion houses.
While sight-seeing may make you think that you are in need to relax, in Istanbul, there are few better ways to do so than by taking a Turkish bath. The city’s Hammams give you the chance to unwind in centuries old surroundings in a style seldom matched elsewhere.
We will be pleased to arrange your charter jet trip to Istanbul and ensure that our arrangements for your stay there match and exceed your expectations.
Istanbul Ataturk Airport is located 30 minutes west of the city centre. It is an excellent option for your private flight to Istanbul as it has a terminal that is dedicated to private aviation and can accommodate all types of jets. Its VIP lounges are comfortable and calm; good to relax in before your flight. Take-off and landing slots are limited due to the high volume of air traffic that passes through this major hub. For more information, please contact us.
45 minutes south east of the Turkish capital is Sabiha Gokcen Airport, a fine alternative for your flight to Istanbul. Its Private Aviation Terminal is equipped with all the amenities you would expect, including lounges where you can relax before your flight. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding this airport or to organize your upcoming private flight with AirNode.
Samandira Airport is situated 45 minutes east of the city centre and would be a good choice for your private jet to and from Istanbul. It is not capable of accommodating all categories of jet but is a good option if you are flying in a smaller aircraft as its VIP lounges, reserved for private aviation, are a very comfortable place to prepare for your flight. Get in touch with us for more information, we will be more than happy to assist you.