60,119,876 passengers in 2016

TAV opened in 1997 with the tender for Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal. It went through a restructuring process in 2006 and re-organized its operational activities. The airport was named "The Fastest Growing Airport" in 2012 by Euro Annies 2013 and "Airport of the Year" in 2012 and 2013 by ATN Awards, Canada.