It is an international airport serving the towns of Bodrum and Milas in Turkey. Bodrum Airport is located 36 km northeast of Bodrum town and 16 km south of Milas.
A large new international terminal was completed in 2000; After the new international terminal was completed in 2012, it became a domestic terminal. The old terminal, now reserved for domestic flights, is next to the international terminal. The terminals host approximately 2.5 million passengers a year and are especially busy during the summer tourism months when charter flights from major European cities are frequent.
The new terminal, designed to serve 5 million passengers a year, was opened in June 2012 and the operation of the airport was transferred to a private company that operates the airport on behalf of the Turkish Government. The terminal itself is now large and spacious, with additional seating and two outdoor smoking areas accessible from the departures lounge. Improvements were made in the check-in area and the old international terminal was converted into a domestic terminal.