Located at 34 kilometers from city Malatya Airport is a small military airport with the aviation codes MLX for IATA and LTAT for ICAO. Even though the facility is known to be for military use, it is also used for public means and visitors to this corner of Turkey come through it. To distinguish between military operations and public use, the facility has a separate passenger terminal that is capable of serving over 5,000 aircraft annually, which translates to over half a million passengers. It has a parking lot with a capacity of 97 cars, and that tells you that you ought to make a prior booking of your rental car so that the car hire company that you will be dealing with can allocate you a slot.
Apart from securing a parking lot, you will need to contact the car hire company prior to your landing so that you can give them all the requirements you need. That is for instance, when you are coming as a family and require a bigger car, or when you want extra fittings like GPRS to ease your movement when you need directions in these unfamiliar territories.
Places to Visit in Maltya
Once your rental car is ready for collection, you can head to your hotel in the city if you have already booked one, although you can still do the hotel booking while at the Malatya Airport. A rest is always good after the flight so that you can embark on touring this great city. Ready yourself and prepare your family for a memorable experience as you hop into your hired car to visit the following places.
- Mount Nemrut – Prioritize the visit to this mountain because you do not want to exhaust your holiday time and miss to come here. The reason for visiting this mountain is to see the beautiful statues that are perfectly curved. Since you want to rent-a-car and take your time wherever you go, it is prudent to gather touring information by making calls on +90 422 323 29 42, or visit the Tourist Office at Malatya Airport.
- Kernek Waterfalls – When you visit these falls, you hit two birds with one stone because you will get to visit the city’s archaeological museum that is located here too. You can have cold drinks refreshments while at the falls, as you allow your mind t drift away in the buzz of the cool falling waters. Visiting here in a hired car is an advantage because you can easily overspend your time here.
- Inonu Statue and The Yenicami Square – Ride into the heart of Malatya and you will find the large underground market where you can purchase your mementos. While shopping do not forget that The Yenicami Square and the mosque are located just across the road. Buy some apricot-base eateries and enjoy them while relaxing in the well-tended square.
There are many attractions to visit when you come Malatya, but to visit as many as you can you will definitely need to contact one of the reputable car hire companies so that you can get yourself a rental car to use during the holiday. You can always return to this friendly city for more fun, on specific dates like 13th and 17th July when there is an Apricot Festival at the Kernek Waterfalls.