Malatya Information About
Malatya - the largest city in its region has an area of 12,146 km2 and a population of 773,000 people. The city known as the Land of Apricots produces almost 90% of Turkey's apricots. Two presidents of the Republic of Turkey, Ismet Inönü and Turgut Özal, are from Malatya. Malatya, which is mentioned as Melita on the tablets of the historical Kültepe and as Maldia on the Hittite tablets, is derived from the word Melid, which means honey in Hittite. It has become an important Neolithic centre as it has both rich water resources and historical trade routes on the caravan routes such as the King's Road and the Silk Road. In Malatya there are several mountains on their traces up to 6000 BC.
You can also explore the city's rich history with the cheapest Malatya flights. We would like to add that the dams built on the city's water resources have characteristics that the region used to have a harsh land climate, temperate climate.
From the airport to the city centre
Malatya Erhaç Airport, 34 km from Malatya and located in Akçadağ Province, was built in 1947. Due to its geographical location, air traffic is also planned for the surrounding cities. As demand increased, the airport was expanded in 2007 and opened for international flights. The annual passenger from Malatya Erhaç Airport is 900 thousand from domestic and 100 thousand from abroad. With favourable Malatya airfares to Malatya, you can be among those 100 thousand people. You can get to the city center from the airport by private airport buses and 24-hour taxis. If you want to rent a car, you can get the service from the car rental company at the airport. Since city buses are a little far away for transportation to the city center, they are not as preferred as other alternatives.