Management of Turkish airports and mission of regulation and control of Turkish airspace are performed by General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI).
The Authority, which has carried on its services under different names and status since 1933 with its facilities and equipment that constitute infrastructure of Turkish Civil Aviation, has continued providing services as a state owned enterprise since 1984 within the framework of Law Decree numbered 233 and the Principle Statute.
General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) is a state economic enterprise (SEE), which has legal entity, autonomy over its activities, liability limited with its capital, is associated with Ministry of Transportation, and its services are accepted as privilege with latest legal regulation.
The Authority`s purpose and subject of activities that are defined by Principle Statute are as follows;
Air transport required with civil aviation activities, management of airports, performing ground services at airports and air traffic control services, establishment and operation of air navigation systems and facilities and other related facilities and systems, and to maintain them at the level of modern aeronautics.
General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) that has to perform its undertaken tasks according to international civil aviation rules and standards is in this sense a member of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which was launched according to Civil Aviation Agreement that entered into force to ensure safety of life and property at international aviation and to provide regular economic working and progress. Furthermore, it is a member of relevant international organizations, especially such as EUROCONTROL and Airports Council International (ACI).
As part of air navigation and airport management services by General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), traffic of airplanes and passengers, which are offered service, has increased significantly in recent years. Especially, there has been significant progress at international flight airplane and passenger traffic of the international airports. Istanbul Airport and Antalya Airport are among the leading airports of Europe due to increase in the international traffic.