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Enough time for transit in IST airport?

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Enough time for transit in IST airport?

Hi guys,

I'm flying out of IST at 1.30pm on Singapore Airlines but since I will be in Izmir the day before, I want to fly out of Izmir direct to IST in the morning.

I'm thinking of either the 5am (arriving 6.05am) or 7am flight (arriving 8.05am) with Turkish Airlines. Which flight would be the best - is the 5am one too early?

I don't mind waiting around the airport since I would prefer being bored than miss my flight home!

Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much

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1. Re: Enough time for transit in IST airport?

finslie, both of those flights are too early and you will be wasting your time at the Ataturk Airport. I would take the 9.00 am flight from Izmir to arrive at 10.00 am at Ataturk, 3.5 hours before your international departure. That is a very comfortable connection with lots of spare time at the airport at the duty free shopping center. "https:/…".


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