Istanbul has two international airports located on the opposite shores of the Bosporus Strait, just like the city itself. The larger of the two is Istanbul Atatürk on the European side of the city named after the first president of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The airport has two terminals handling both domestic and international flights. There are several ways to travel between Atatürk International Airport and the city center: subway service, airport shuttle service and municipality buses, and taxis. The second airport is Sabiha Gökçen International Airport located on the Asian side of the city. It is named after Sabiha Gökçen, the first female combat pilot in Turkey. The airport has three terminals handling both domestic and international flights. The airport is reachable by taxi, by public buses and sea taxi shuttling passengers from one part of the city to another across the Bosporus. Construction of the third airport was announced to handle fast-growing passenger traffic.
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