Istanbul World Connect

What is “Istanbul World Connect”?

Istanbul World Connect (IWC) is a seamless self-transfer product developed by iGA Istanbul Airport and, which is Istanbul Airport’s “Preferred Partner and one of World´s largest OTA`s”.

Passengers with 2 separate tickets will be able to buy 1 itinerary from anywhere in the world to anywhere via IST with 2 different airlines.

Example: A passengers can book a ticket with Origin Chengdu (CTU) with destination Stuttgart (STR) via IST. A passenger will receive 1 itinerary but 2 different tickets. First sector from CTU – IST will be operated by Sichuan Airlines while second sector will be operated by Turkish Airlines to Stuttgart. A cooperation (Interline/Codeshare etc) between 2 airlines is not required to obtain “IWC ticket”.

Despite lack of cooperation between airlines, passengers will not have concern to lose their connection at IST as will secure next possible connectivity included in the ticket in case of delay / cancellation of first / second flight. Please visit to purchase IWC tickets.

This product will increase transfer traffic via Istanbul Airport, “Gateway to The World” and increase tourism to Turkey.

Benefits for “Istanbul World Connect” Passengers?

  • Fast track - Free of charge
  • Priority Check-in Counter (If the 2nd flight via Turkish Airlines) – Free of charge
  • User friendly self-guidance Maps on mobile and guiding signages in the terminal.
  • Special discounts for “Istanbul World Connect” (IWC) passengers on Ambassador SPA, Porter Service, YOTEL (Airport Hotel) and iGA Premium Services (Lounge, Buggy and Sleepod)
  • Discounted Istanbul city tour for 4 hours for transfer passengers – requires minimum transfer time of 8 hours.

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