Transit / Transfer Passenger Procedures

A transit passenger is a passenger who stops over for no more than 24 hours at a midpoint between the departure and destination points and then continues on his or her journey, whether with the same airline or a different one.

For detailed information on passport and baggage procedures that you must follow in connection with your transfer please click on the relevant heading below.

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  • Domestic transfer passengers continuing to a foreign destination with Turkish Airlines (subject to or exempt from customs control)*

    • Passengers disembark with only their cabin baggage and follow the signs to the international terminal.
    • Passport procedures are completed at the final international point of destination.
    • Passengers continue straight to passport control without any procedure in the international departure level, complete their procedures for border crossing and proceed to the boarding gates. However, passengers who have not obtained their boarding pass for their connecting flight at the point of departure must apply to the relevant airline counter in the international departure hall.
    • *Including Star Alliance members and airlines with a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.
  • Domestic Turkish Airlines transfer passengers continuing to a foreign destination with a different airline (subject to or exempt from customs control)*

    • Passengers reclaim their baggage from the domestic arrivals hall and proceed to the international terminal to apply to the relevant airline counter for check-in procedures.
    • *Excluding Star Alliance members and airlines with a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.
  • International transfer passengers continuing to a domestic destination with customs control

    • Passengers disembark with only their cabin baggage and complete passport entry procedures.
    • They proceed to the domestic terminal without reclaiming baggage.
    • Baggage belonging to passengers continuing to a domestic destination is transported from the initial point of departure of the journey to the final point of arrival.
  • International transfer passengers continuing to a domestic destination without customs control

    • In this case transfer procedures are not followed with baggage. After completing passport procedures passengers reclaim their baggage and proceed to the domestic terminal.
  • International transfer passengers continuing to a foreign destination with Turkish Airlines*

    • Passengers disembark with only their cabin baggage and proceed directly to the boarding gates without any flight or passport procedures.
    • Passengers who have not obtained their boarding pass for the connecting flight at the initial point of departure must apply to the Turkish Airlines Transit Check-in desk.
    • *Including Star Alliance members and airlines with a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.
  • International transfer passengers continuing to a foreign destination with another airline*

    • Passengers disembark with only their cabin baggage, since their hold baggage will be transported to the final point of arrival.
    • Without completing passport procedures in the international arrivals terminal continue to the transit desk of the other airline to obtain your boarding pass, and proceed to the boarding gate.
    • *Excluding Star Alliance members and airlines with a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.
  • Airports Without Customs Control

    ADF Adıyaman
    AJI Ağrı
    AOE Eskişehir
    BAL Batman
    BGG Bingöl
    CKZ Çanakkale
    DIY Dıyarbakır
    EDO Edremit
    IGD Iğdır
    ISE Isparta
    KCO Kocaeli
    KCM Kahramanmaraş
    KSY Kars
    KFS Kastamonu
    KZR Kütahya
    MQM Mardin
    MSR Muş
    MZH Merzifon
    SIC Sinop
    SXZ Siirt
    NKT Şırnak
    TEQ Tekirdağ/Çorlu
    TJK Tokat
    USQ Uşak
    VAN Van
    XHQ Hopa
  • Airports With Customs Control

    ADA Adana
    AYT Antalya
    ESB Ankara
    BJV Bodrum
    YEI Bursa
    DLM Dalaman
    DNZ Denizli
    EZS Elazığ
    ERZ Erzurum
    GZT Gaziantep
    HTY Hatay
    IST İstanbul
    ADB İzmir
    ASR Kayseri
    KYA Konya
    MLX Malatya
    NAV Nevşehir
    SZF Samsun
    SAW Sabiha Gökçen
    GNY Şanlıurfa
    VAS Sivas
    TZX Trabzon
    ERC Erzincan