A new air link between Manchester and Istanbul will rise to daily flights for the summer peak.
Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines started the service yesterday with five flights a week to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, one of two serving the country’s largest city with passenger flights.
Frequency rises to daily flights from July 21, supplementing the airline’s four-times daily flights to Istanbul from and a summer Izmir service from Stansted.
Podcast: Is the aviation sector in turmoil?
The new route connects Manchester airport to 32 destinations across Turkey and 39 others across the Middle East.
Fares to Istanbul start at £79.99 one-way.
The airline’s chief commercial officer Guliz Ozturk said: “The UK is among our key markets in Europe and we already operate four flights a day from London Stansted to Istanbul with additional direct flights to Izmir airport up to four times a week in summer.
“We have flown over 2.7 million guests to and from the UK on these routes since launching and are now delighted to be adding such a key destination as Manchester.”
This is a community-moderated forum.
All post are the individual views of the respective commenter and are not the expressed views of Travel Weekly.
By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms & Conditions.